Anfield side to make summer swoop for Stamford Bridge attacker.
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LIVERPOOL are plotting a £15million summer swoop for Daniel Sturridge to help fire them back into the Champions League.
New boss Brendan Rodgers will act quickly after the departure of Dirk Kuyt to Fenerbahce and the Chelsea striker, 22, is at the top of his wanted list.
It is thought Sturridge may be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge soon – but his future at the club is far from certain.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Could Brendan Rodgers really lure Daniel Sturridge from the reigning Champions League holders? Clearly the new Liverpool boss has Chelsea connections and there has been speculation that the England international was none to keen with his wide role and indeed his lack of first team action towards the tail end of the last campaign but any exit may well depend greatly on who Roman Abramovich appoints as long term successor to Andre Villas-Boas.
The 22 year old Birmingham born attacker left Man City after three years trying to force his way into a regular starting spot and he suffered a similar fate in his first two seasons at Chelsea. However a successful loan move to Bolton helped to put the forward on the map and Villas-Boas was a manager willing to trust to youth.
Sturridge started last term in fine form, proving very effective in a wide role scoring goals and laying on assists with regularity which led to his first senior England cap. However when the Blues sacked their Portuguese boss things started to turn sour for the young Chelsea starlet.
Roberto Di Matteo didn’t play Sturridge with the same regularity, preferring to use Salomon Kalou more frequently. The arrival of many new faces, including Marko Marin and Eden Hazard could well lead the youngster to feel his place in the starting eleven is under threat.
Liverpool could well do with alternative attacking options and either on the flank or up front Rodgers would welcome the arrival of the Chelsea man. Luis Suarez was the sole successful attacking option for the Merseyside club last term, though Andy Carroll did exhibit an improvement of sorts in the final weeks of the season, which led to a call-up to the England Euro 2012 squad.
The sale of Dirk Kuyt could leave a spot out on the right hand side of the midfield, unless Rodgers is confident that Jordan Henderson can make that position his own.
Sturridge would adhere to the youthful transfer policy that Livepool’s American owners are said to favour but it remains to be seen whether Chelsea are ready to offload Daniel Sturridge, a player who clearly has a great deal of potential.