Daniel Sturridge was once regarded as the future of the England national team, especially when he was scoring a large number of goals in tandem with Luis Suarez during the 2013-14 season. In that campaign, he managed to come up with a remarkable 24 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions. Unsurprisingly, this is also the only time that he has made more than 30 appearances across all competitions in a single campaign. Sturridge’s career has been blighted by a long list of injuries as a result, he has been made as the backup
Sturridge’s career has been blighted by a long list of injuries as a result, he has been made as the backup centre forward at Liverpool. Last season, he ended up making only 26 appearances in all competitions with most of them coming as a substitute. Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise believes that the player should consider leaving Anfield in order to revive his career.
Think it’s best for him to go where he can play regularly
— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) June 9, 2017
At 27 years of age, Sturridge is at a time where he should be playing regularly. This would enhance his prospects for the England national team, especially with Wayne Rooney on the way out. Since his debut in 2011, Sturridge has only made 25 appearances for the England national team while scoring eight goals. Unlike most of the strikers who tend to score their biggest chunk of goals in friendly games, only two of these eight goals of Sturridge have been in friendly matches.
Sturridge is thought to be one of the higher earners at Liverpool with wages of around £ 120,000 per week. As Liverpool are struggling to get the best out of the player, it is rumoured that you can club may consider selling the striker in order to spend the same kind of wages on another player, who might actually play in the first team on a regular basis. Newcastle United have been linked (Chroniclelive) with a move for the player, as there have been reports about Newcastle being offered the chance to sign the player.
If the striker ends up moving to St James’s Park, he may very well be a regular first-team player. The injury record is the only concern for the striker who has managed three goals in seven starts this season.