7 Nov 2016

Surprise Transfer: Arsenal 8-1 favourites to sign 'exceptional' £30m Liverpool star. Agent offered deal in August

Does 'exceptional' Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge have a long-term future at Anfield?

Sturridge has slipped into squad player status this season, and despite maintaining his fitness, he's struggling for game time in Jurgen Klopp's high-flying team.

Simon Mignolet - who, like Sturridge, has also been demoted to squad player status - recently hinted that he'd quit the club if things didn't change, and whilst Sturridge hasn't made a similar claim, there's always a danger that he'll want to move on to secure first-team football.

With that in mind, it's interesting to note that Arsenal are currently 8-1 favourites to sign Sturridge in January, with Chelsea, and Spurs close behind as second and third favourites.

The Arsenal link makes sense. Sturridge's agent reportedly offered the striker to Arsenal on transfer deadline day, but Liverpool 'had no interest in letting him leave'.

According to Reds legend Robbie Fowler, 'any club in the world would have Sturridge' when he's 'fit and firing', but Jamie Carragher appears to disagree. When asked in a recent interview if £30m-rated Sturridge has a future at Anfield, he insisted:

“Possibly not. When Klopp picks his best team, I don’t think Sturridge is in it. When everyone’s fit and firing, I don’t think he quite gets in the eleven".

That's certainly the case right now, and it'll be entirely understandable if Sturridge decides to quit Liverpool in January. Arsenal, Spurs, or Chelsea is a nightmare scenario, though. Sturridge will instantly improve the attacking options of all three clubs, and if he remains fit, and is made to feel like he's the main man, he will undoubtedly score goals (possibly at Liverpool's expense).

If Arsenal come in for Sturridge in January, should Liverpool let him go?


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