Ian Wright has urged struggling Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to join Newcastle United, claiming the England international would be ‘ideal’ for the club and a player the fans would take to.
The 28-year-old – who’s had several injury problems over the years – has started just three games in all competitions this season, with Klopp often opting for Roberto Firmino in a false number 9 role opposed to playing a natural centre forward.
Sturridge struggled to get into the game yesterday and spurned a big opportunity for the visitors in the second half, leaving pundit Ian Wright wondering whether he may be best served moving elsewhere to save a career that has fizzled out in recent seasons.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5Live after yesterday’s game, the former Arsenal star said this about the struggling striker:
“I think Newcastle would be the ideal club for Daniel Sturridge,”
“The fans would take to him there.”
It was widely reported over the summer that Benitez wanted a new striker, and The Chronicle had since confirmed that Sturridge’s representatives had offered the forward to Newcastle if he became available for transfer.
At 28, Sturridge is creeping towards his 30’s and despite his undoubted talent, it feels as if he’s had more injuries than goals in recent years.
If he could rediscover his goalscoring form he would almost certainly be a risk worth taking, but given Benitez likes his man up top to work tirelessly for the team and lead the line, I’d question whether Sturridge would have the durability to carry out such a role?
Let us know your thoughts. Is he a player you’d like to see on Tyneside?