Sturridge’s injury concerns of last season—when he managed just seven starts in the Premier League—have not subsided, and the forward remains a peripheral figure at Anfield. While he shone against Southampton in the League Cup when fit, he’s been available far too rarely for Klopp’s liking, making just five appearances in the EPL so far this season.
The attacker remains a fine talent, but with the time spent in the treatment room far outweighing the time spent on the pitch, it remains to be seen how much longer the Reds can put up with such a passenger in their squad.
According to the Mirror, the attacker is currently battling to save his Anfield career, with the tabloid reporting that the Reds would be willing to offload the attacker should they receive the right offer.
The Mirror note that this would be around the £25 million mark which, while a gamble for a player who is so rarely able to play, a potential bargain for any side who could rehabilitate Sturridge, who scored an impressive 21 goals in 29 games during the 2013-14 season.
The England international’s struggles only serve to compound the Anfield giants’ disastrous current situation with injuries. The Reds could only manage a 2-2 FA Cup draw away at Exeter City on Friday night, a disappointing result mitigated by the fact they had 13 players out injured.
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