Daniel Sturridge is expected to be one of the big-money departures from Liverpool in the summer. The England striker has failed to secure a first-team spot under Jurgen Klopp. Even though Sturridge did feature more regularly in the last few games of the season, it has largely been down to the injury problems faced by Liverpool with the likes of Sadio Mane on the sidelines. Sturridge scored a brilliant goal in the 4-0 win over West Ham. While Klopp did praise the striker for his first goal in almost 4 months of action, he also reflected on the constant injury problems affecting the 27-year-old.
In such a scenario, former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell has urged Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to consider signing the £40m rated (Daily Mail) striker.
Sturridge has a knack of scoring goals whenever he plays, but he has been affected by a string of injuries in the last couple of years. It is believed that the striker is ready to force a change of environment in order to improve his luck with regard to injuries. As a player who has scored 72 goals in 184 Premier League appearances, he will find no shortage of offers – especially in the top division.
While there have been hints that the player might consider a move across the channel to one of the foreign clubs, it is expected that he will end up staying in England. Sturridge might be an excellent foil for Harry Kane, according to Sol Campbell. The controversial defender was quoted by Squawka as saying;
“Daniel Sturridge needs a fresh start. I think he could definitely complement Harry Kane as a pair, both of them are livewires and would scare defences! Or if Kane is injured, he can lead the line.
“Sturridge will want to show people that he’s not finished in the Premier League.”
Harry Kane once again lifted the Golden Boot award after scoring 29 goals in the league. He is fast emerging as the replacement for the iconic Alan Shearer or Thierry Henry when it comes to scoring goals in the Premier league. However, the number of goals scored by the England forward also raises the question of finding a suitable backup whenever Kane is unavailable. This has turned out into a mammoth search with Spurs being unable to find the answers so far. Vincent Janssen was brought in as a possible solution last summer, but the Dutchman has struggled big time in his single campaign at the club. As a result, Janssen may be on the way out in the summer.
Anyway thanks for the advice Sol! I doubt Poch will listen to you.