Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers Gives Update On New Daniel Sturridge Contract

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The Northern Irishman confirms talks have begun.

Daniel Sturridge looks set to sign a new contract at Liverpool as manager Brendan Rodgers confirms talks have begun with the striker over a new deal.

The Times reports that Sturridge is set to become one of the highest earners at Anfield with his wages increasing to a whopping £150,000-a-week.

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This would see the England international in line with club captain Steven Gerrard and would be a reward for the forward’s brilliant form since a £12m transfer from Chelsea in January 2013.

Since his switch from Stamford Bridge, Sturridge has scored an impressive 36 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions and was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award last season.

Although the 25-year-old still has three years remaining on his current deal on Merseyside this would extend that by a further two years and keep the attacker at the club until 2019.

Sturridge is currently out injured with a thigh problem and has not been included in Roy Hodgson’s current England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers with San Marino and Estonia as a result.

The Englishman may return for the Reds this weekend though as they take on West Bromwich Albion looking to get their campaign back on track after a disappointing start.

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