Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is all ready to leave Anfield and will reportedly look to wear new colors in January, next year. Premier League clubs like West Ham United and Stoke City are interested to sign the England international.
The 27-year-old has failed to impress new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The German gaffer values the likes of Roberto Firminho and Divock Origi ahead of the former Manchester City and Chelsea striker, according to Daily Mirror.
Sturridge is reportedly frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities at Anfield and will look for a way out in the upcoming winter transfer window. The English marksman earns $149,000-a-week at Liverpool and will need to find a suitable club who will be able to match his expensive wages.
West Ham are currently in the lead as they require a proper goalscorer upfront. The Hammers are desperate to bring in a striker who has a proven goalscoring record. Sturridge, aside from his poor injury trait, is a brilliant poacher in front of goal. Despite making only 14 Premier League appearances for the Reds last season, the man from Birmingham, United Kingdom netted 8 goals, according to Squawka.
Meanwhile, Stoke are also interested to add another attacking threat upfront in January. Although they signed Wilfred Bony on a season long loan from Manchester City in the summer, they are interested to bring in Sturridge, according to Independent.
Graeme Souness, Liverpool legend has recently revealed that Sturridge has a poor work ethic. This could be the main reason for him to waste his potential at Anfield.
“Sturridge has that quality, but what he does not have, and which all successful teams want, is a work ethic. Sturridge is 27 now and I would suggest he’s not going to fulfil his potential.” Souness said to Sunday Times.
It has to be noted that Sturridge had indicated earlier of his desire to stay and fight for a first-team place at Liverpool. However, with recent rumors about him leaving the Reds for newer pastures, it seems that the transfer saga is here to stay with the January transfer window fast approaching.
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