Roberto Firmino has been Klopp’s first choice striker since the start of the season and the Brazilian’s form has made it tough for Sturridge to get a look in.
According to reports, Sturridge wants to join a club that will value him as a player and help him rediscover his fitness and form ahead of the World Cup. The report adds that Sturridge prefers a move to Southampton. However, Liverpool’s demands could scupper the move.
Apparently, the Reds want a fee of around £25million for the striker. Southampton have the cash after Van Dijk’s sale and they can certainly afford to meet Liverpool’s asking price.
Sturridge is a target for West Ham (reported earlier this season by Daily Mail) as well and it will be interesting to see where he ends up. The 28-year-old is too good to sit on the bench for Liverpool and a move away would be the best solution for all parties. He is a high earner at Anfield and Liverpool would welcome the chance to get him off their books.