Surely Liverpool must lower £30m demand for West Ham target Sturridge?

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

Any deal for Sturridge is further complicated by the fact the 28-year-old now earns £150,000-a-week at Anfield; a wage that most teams would be unable to match either. His position remains unchanged and now the club are willing to consider a permanent exit.

Liverpool are reportedly ready to sell striker Daniel Sturridge in January if they can attract a £30 million offer, with Southampton and West Ham United understood to be among his Premier League suitors.

Stoke City pondered a move, but have cooled their interest following the sacking of Mark Hughes last week.

This is not to mention the injury problems Sturridge has had consistently throughout his career and that he has only played 14 games in all competitions this season (five starts), scoring three goals. That is four less than he returned alongside Luis Suarez in the fateful 2013-14 campaign in which they nearly won the title.

Sturridge is open to leaving Anfield during the winter transfer window because he wants regular football and to win back his place in the England squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reported James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo. Roberto Firmino is Liverpool's first-choice to start up-front, and the club signed Dominic Solanke from Chelsea last summer.

The report claims that Liverpool aren't willing to let Sturridge leave on a loan deal. That has seen a return of just three goals and three assists.

The England global is concerned that his lack of first-team action is hampering his chances of being included in Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup finals in Russian Federation this summer.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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