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Daniel Sturridge given two options as he seeks move away from Liverpool

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The future of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has long been in doubt after it became clear that Jurgen Klopp does not rate the Englishman as his first choice striker, especially over the likes of Roberto Firmino and even Dominic Solanke.

Sturridge has never quite managed to nail down a consistent starting spot since the bespectacled German took the reigns at the Anfield club, and, when not on the treatment table, has spent a lot of time watching on from the bench and even form the stands at certain points.

Despite a fantastic goalscoring record, Klopp has never been a fan of the former Chelsea man's work rate and now it seems that Sturridge will have to look elsewhere if he wants regular game time. With a spot at this summers FIFA World Cup at stake, it seems an absolute no-brainer that Sturridge should be seeking more regular game time and it seems he simply won't find it at Liverpool.

After the Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United deal was finally confirmed, it could be Sturridge that begins to grab headlines after it was revealed that the striker has been given only two options regarding his future.

Phil McNulty, chief football writer at the BBC, revealed in a tweet that Sturridge can either move to Italian giants Inter Milan on loan, or he has to stay at Anfield for the remainder of the season, rubbishing reports linking Sturridge with a move to Spanish side Sevilla, who he scored against in the 2016 Europa League final.

Sturridge has notched 48 league goals for Liverpool during his six years on Merseyside in a spell that has been ravaged by injury after injury. This season, Sturridge has only managed to rack up nine appearances in the league for the Reds.

Inter have reportedly offered a significant fee to bring Sturridge to the San Siro on loan, while also offering to pay his wages with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer. 

McNulty reports that Sturridge is yet to make a decision on his future, however, with Liverpool,  who are desperate for deep runs in both the FA Cup and Champions League, in no rush to let the striker go.

Sturridge would undoubtedly be an asset for the Three Lions at the World Cup but he would have to remain fit for the remainder of the season, while also recapturing some of the scintillating form he has shown in the past to secure a spot in Gareth Southgate's squad for the Russian showpiece.

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