In the newspapers this morning there are reports stating Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge could be off to PSG in the summer. Klopp is now thought to be willing to listen to offers, especially when the rumoured fee is north of £30m.
Sturridge would be almost guaranteed Champions League football at PSG — when fit
French giants feel the £30m-rated striker can help make them European champions.
The sticking point will be that PSG would prefer to have him on loan, with a clause to buy later on. This down to the fact he’s only featured in just 14 Premier League games this season through injuries and illness.
Liverpool will listen to offers for the 27-year-old at the end of the season after becoming frustrated with his lack of playing time and will value him at around £30million, however with Jurgen Klopp openly admitting there will be a lot of new faces this summer I honestly can’t see Liverpool agreeing to the loan terms.
There may be an answer closer to home?
West Ham and Stoke are the only Premier League clubs to register an interest in a player who, on his day, can be one of the most devastating finishers in the country. But would Liverpool be prepared to sell to make another rival stronger? Interesting thought. However the answer to that should be ‘but they aren’t our rivals, we’re better than that.’
Jurgen Klopp has discovered the days of Sturridge dominating play and putting in a top performance have become far too infrequent, which is why he is prepared to sacrifice the former Manchester City and Chelsea star in what should prove to be a busy summer at Anfield.
West Ham, meanwhile, see Sturridge as a big-name replacement for Andy Carroll, who they are prepared to sell — ironically because they don’t think the former Liverpool target man plays enough games due to numerous injuries.
Out injured again
Frustratingly Klopp was once again without the striker for Saturday’s match against Arsenal because of a virus. A match we again won without a recognised striker. When one in the form of Origi came on, he put in such a great performance he again showed why he’s ahead of Sturridge in Klopp’s thoughts and plans.