Mark Lawrenson believes Liverpool may need to sell Daniel Sturridge

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Mark Lawrenson believes Liverpool may need to think about selling Daniel Sturridge if the England international continues to miss matches through injury.

Sturridge has been plagued by injury problems over the past two seasons. Last year he made a total of 17 appearances in all competitions after suffering a thigh muscle strain, a calf muscle strain and then a hip injury.

And things haven't improved for the 26-year-old on the injury front this term. After missing the start of the season with the hip injury that left him sidelined during the final weeks of last season, Sturridge suffered an untimely knee injury in October and has subsequently featured in just three of the Reds' matches.


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Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson says that while Sturridge clearly possesses great quality, the fact he can't keep himself fit means questions must be asked over his future at Anfield.

"But while Jordan Henderson will resume as skipper, Daniel Sturridge is at something of a crossroads," the BBC Sport pundit told the Liverpool Echo. "Everybody knows Sturridge has great ability.

"There are no arguments about his capability of scoring goals, creating chances and tormenting opposing defences.

"But can he play 20 consecutive matches? Does he have that in him?

"Can he play in a slightly different role than he is used to at Liverpool? Under Jurgen Klopp, he may have to."

He added: "Players get injuries. But they shouldn’t be having as many different injuries as Sturridge has had throughout his career.

"Liverpool have worked hard to rectify the problems, but if he doesn’t start proving he can stay on the pitch, then it may be time to assess his future."

Liverpool must show patience with Sturridge

However, Klopp will surely be reluctant to sell a striker who scored 24 goals in all competitions for Liverpool two seasons ago.

Sturridge has demonstrated that he is one of the Premier League's most effective forwards when fit and there would be no shortage of potential suitors if Liverpool decided to cash in.

It's true that Liverpool now possess other options in attacking positions - such as Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino - but Sturridge is arguably still the best of the bunch.

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