Five strikers Liverpool could sign if they sell Daniel Sturridge to Paris Saint-Germain

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Recent reports suggest Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be on his way out of the club this summer amidst £45 million interest from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain - a sum the Reds would likely accept.

Such money would represent good value for the injury-prone England international, but any deal would only be worthwhile for Liverpool if they can sign an adequate replacement.

Here are five players that could succeed Sturridge at Anfield.


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The lively Argentine forward has an air of Luis Suarez about him - never a bad thing where Liverpool are concerned.

Icardi scored 24 goals in all competitions last term and whilst he hasn't quite managed to replicate such form this time around, he still has a respectable 12 strikes from 26 appearances.

He is one of Inter Milan's prized assets and manager Roberto Mancini wouldn't want to lose him but, as ever, if the right offer comes along the club could be persuaded to sell.

If Liverpool cash in on Sturridge, they might just have the funds to prise him away from Italy.


Lacazette burst onto the scene last campaign with 29 strikes in all competitions, spearheading Lyon's attack and almost guiding them to the Ligue 1 title.

And whilst the Frenchman hasn't managed to find the net so emphatically this campaign, seven goals in his last eight league appearances suggest he has rediscovered his goalscoring touch. Another summer move could be on the cards.

Lacazette was linked with a host of Europe's top sides last year and there's no doubt more than a few will chase his signature this time around, especially so given his valuation should have decreased.

This could play into Liverpool's hands if they're to find a quick and clinical replacement for Sturridge.


Not the youngest player on this list by any means, but the fiery and hard-working Bacca still has plenty of goals left in him at the age of 29 and could fit well into Jurgen Klopp's side.

Sixteen goals in all competitions this season suggest he wouldn't set the world alight if he joined Liverpool, but what's certain is he would provide a steady stream of goals - something the Reds have sorely lacked amidst Sturridge's injury woes and Christian Benteke's dismal form.


It remains to be seen where Borja will be playing next season, but he's certainly worth considering for Liverpool after scoring 17 La Liga goals this term for Eibar, on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Whether Atletico will want to keep hold of the 23-year-old is unknown, but if Klopp stumped up enough cash they might be willing to sell.

A loan move might even be possible, and whilst replacing Sturridge with a young Spaniard would represent a risky move, Liverpool would still have money left over to buy further reinforcements.


Like Borja, Marseille's Batshuayi is another youngster who has burst onto the scene this season.

The 22-year-old has been a beacon of hope for his side amidst their disappointing campaign, scoring 13 goals in 30 league appearances.

Marseille won't want to lose Batshuayi after just one excellent season, but the French club haven't the financial muscle to compete with Premier League sides and would have no choice but to sell.

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