Liverpool Star Sturridge Ready For January Exit With West Ham & Stoke Chasing £28m Striker
The Liverpool star has lacked game time this season as he failed to convince German boss Jurgen Klopp, who has set up Brazilian Roberto Firmino up front.
Sturridge has shown sparks of brilliance this season but he has failed to maintain the consistency in his form, which saw him going down the pecking order at Anfield.
Sturridge has earned only four Premier League starts this season and is yet to clinch a league goal.
Foottheball sources claim that Sturridge is not happy after finding life difficult under Jurgen Klopp, who believes that Firmino and Divock Origi are better players for the team. The England striker is aware of the fact that he is no more in the plans of the club and is ready to leave the club this January.
Premier League clubs West Ham United and Stoke City have shown huge interest in the out-of-favour Liverpool striker in the recent months. Reports claim that both the clubs are at loggerheads to secure the signatures of Sturridge this Janaury transfer window. And it is believed that the English sriker would cost around £28m.
Sturridge had scored the opener in England’s comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland in the World Cup qualifier clash. He had drawn criticism for being selfish and not playing for the team. However, Sturridge has now rubbished all such claims.
Sturridge said: “I’m not worried about what other people say about me. It’s unfair . . It’s unfair.”
“I feel that I contribute to the team. I assist, I score goals. It doesn’t matter what people say about me.”
“Goals are what I enjoy doing, of course. But as long as the team wins, that is all that matters and that you are part of that result.”
“You take the confidence and move forward. I want to score. But at the end of the day, the team result matters the most. It is great to score, of course it is.”
“All strikers want to score goals.”