England international has scored nine goals in the Premier League so far this season.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers is considering selling front man Daniel Sturridge in the winter transfer window after the pair clashed on the weekend over the Englishman’s level of fitness.
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Sturridge turned out for his country last week in a prestige friendly against arch-enemy Germany at Wembley Stadium after the striker had been forced to sit out the Three Lions’ earlier international with Chile four days earlier due to a niggling thigh injury he had picked up playing for his club in the Premier League against West Bromwich Albion.
However, despite Sturridge not being able to train at all with England in the days leading up to the contest with Joachim Lowe’s side, the 24-year-old still insisted on leading the line at the home of football, much to his manager’s subsequent obvious annoyance.
And as a result, when it came to selecting his starting lineup for last Saturday’s crucial Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park, the Northern Irishman dropped the forward to the substitutes’ bench as punishment, although Sturridge did come on as a second-half substitute to head home a last-minute equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
But now it is understood that the Reds boss is seriously considering offloading the Englishman in January after Rodgers finally lost patience with Sturridge’s attitude at Anfield of late.