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Liverpool owners actively seeking to offload star striker Daniel Sturridge

Former Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has said that the club’s owners are now looking to shift crocked striker Daniel Sturridge off their books, according to the Daily Mirror.

Since moving to Anfield back in 2013, the England international has managed to make just 60 appearances for the club thanks to a series of ongoing injuries, and this week Jurgen Klopp confirmed he could be set for an extended spell in the sidelines by saying he couldn’t confirm a return date.

And though he has an exemplary scoring record for the Reds, the club’s hierarchy are concerned about his inability to stay fit.

This has led Thompson, who himself made 340 appearances for the club, to reveal that the club are now looking to move Sturridge on in order to free up space in the squad and on the wage bill.

“There’s only so far you can go with Sturridge,” Thompson told the Mirror.

“You can’t build a team around him. You can’t even build a forward line around him.

“It’s hard to envisage going forward with a player like that.

“I think they [the owners] will be looking at him, how many minutes he played, how old he is, wondering how much they can get for him.”

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