Sturridge set for Summer exit

    Klopp has had to use Sturridge sparingly this season

    Liverpool will allow Daniel Sturridge to leave the club at the end of the season.

    That’s according to a report in the The Mirror, where it is claimed that manager Jurgen Klopp has lost patience with the striker’s injury issues.

    Klopp is said to have conceded that the England international is not able to play enough games for the club and should be replaced at the end of the current campaign.

    Sturridge has a good scoring record at the club with 59 goals – but those goals have come in just 111 appearances in four years since his arrival from rivals Chelsea in January 2013.

    The report goes on to claim that some of Sturridge’s team-mates are frustrated with a perceived lack of commitment from the striker with regards to a refusal to push himself through pain barriers.

    West Ham United and Southampton have reportedly made enquiries over Sturridge and there is interest from China also, but the forward is likely to be taking a step down from here as none of the top clubs are interested in signing him.

    Klopp is said to be keen to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in from former club Borussia Dortmund, but has conceded that the Gabon international is likely to choose a move to Real Madrid over Liverpool.

    Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams is another potential target to replace Sturridge this Summer, with the Spanish forward being monitored by the club as well.

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