Premier League giants Liverpool have placed a colossal £40 million price-tag on striker Daniel Sturridge ahead of the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old has struggled to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s regular first team plans this season, starting just five of their 34 Premier League matches, and netting only twice in the process.
And with just a handful of other appearances in domestic cup competitions, as well as 11 substitute cameos in the league, it appears that the England star’s four-year stint at Anfield will be coming to an end this summer.
Yet Liverpool will hold out for what they deem to be the right price for Sturridge in the upcoming window, with it reported that they will seek £40 million for the striker’s services.
Despite an indifferent campaign on Merseyside this term, Sturridge still possesses a prolific overall record in the red of Liverpool, as he has scored 59 goals in just 115 games for the club since sealing a move from Chelsea back in 2013.
And with eight goals in his last 21 England caps, it’s clear that the 27-year-old still has much to offer, but with the likes of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, and Divock Origi ahead of him in the Reds pecking order, that’s unlikely to happen at Anfield.
At 27 years of age, Sturridge needs to be playing regularly for both his club and international career, which is why a move away this summer is becoming increasingly likely to more he is left out of Klopp’s starting eleven.