Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool this summer after growing frustrated at accusations that he isn’t hungry enough to play for the Merseyside outfit.
This is according to the Daily Mail, who understand the England international is furious at constant criticism questioning his desire to pull on the red shirt.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggested back in November that Sturridge needed to learn more about the difference between ‘serious pain and what is only pain’ - per the Guardian - while several former Anfield stars, including Phil Thompson and Dietmar Hamann, have publicly stated their belief that the club may need to sign a replacement.
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When fit, Sturridge is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the Premier League, as he proved during the 2013-14 campaign when he scored 21 goals in 29 appearances.
However, the 26-year-old has barely featured for the Reds since the end of that season. He made 12 league appearances for the Reds last term and has only featured twice under Klopp in the Premier League since the German coach replaced Brendan Rodgers in October.
Where could Daniel Sturridge move to?
Because of his checkered injury record, the Daily Mail speculate that Liverpool can only realistically expect to receive around £20 million for the forward, despite his obvious qualities.
But which club would he move to?
The Daily Mail make Arsenal the favourites, followed by Tottenham then his former club Chelsea.
But a transfer to Manchester United seems to be out of the question. While the Red Devils need more firepower, no player has moved directly between the two clubs since 1964.
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