Liverpool misfit wants exit, £25m LFC asking price could be problematic

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Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge reportedly wants to leave the club this month, but it might be difficult for an interested party to reach a deal.

The 28-year-old has been limited to just 14 appearances so far this season, as a combination of injuries and competition for places have left him struggling on the sidelines.

With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane forming a dangerous attacking trident for Jurgen Klopp, it’s difficult to see the England international’s situation changing drastically soon, and coupled with an eye on the World Cup this summer perhaps, a move away from Anfield would make sense.

According to The Mirror, Sturridge has informed Liverpool of his intention to leave as he seeks a move to join Sevilla, but ultimately the Reds want £25m for him, either this month or at the end of a loan spell in the summer, which the report suggests is making it more difficult for an agreement to be reached.

That’s arguably a lot of money for a player who has struggled with injuries throughout his career, and particularly this season, he hasn’t played a great deal of football to build confidence that it’s a worthy investment.

The former Manchester City and Chelsea star does know how to find the back of the net when fit, as evidenced in the 2013/14 campaign where he scored 24 goals in 33 games for Liverpool.

However, since joining the club in 2012, that’s the only campaign that he’s managed to make more than 30 appearances in all competitions, and so £25m would seemingly be a gamble.

Nevertheless, if he were to move initially on loan and prove his fitness and form, it could be a great deal and it’s commendable that he wants to move abroad and test himself in Spain, with so few English players following such a path.

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