Could Daniel Sturridge join A.C Milan in the January transfer? It’s a possibility according to The Guardian as the striker has experienced a lack of game time and has felt frustrated at not being able to break into Liverpool’s front three as the 28-year-old looks for a seat on the plane to Russia 2018 next summer.
Strurridge has three goals to his name in five appearances this season. But the forward will need more regular game time if he is to make it into Gareth Southgate’s three lions starting XI ahead of the biggest sporting competition on the planet.
The former Manchester City and Chelsea man has eight goals in 26 matches for the national team and was one of the first names on the teamsheet in the two previous major tournaments at Euro 2016 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
But he came off the bench for England’s most recent competitive game against Lithuania. Additionally, with Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli ahead of him in the pecking order, Sturridge currently is looking at a minor role in the next World Cup.
He’ll be wanting more than anything to recapture the form of the 2013-14 season where Sturridge and Luis Suarez scored 52 goals between them in the title-chasing campaign.
Jurgen Klopp admitted he understands Sturridge’s frustration at being placed on the bench but with injuries being a concern for the German, with Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip also out, and duo Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane getting back to full fitness, he needs a deep squad at the current time.
“I can imagine actually that a player with these qualities is not happy he is not starting all the time,” said Klopp. “I really can imagine that. But that’s all. At the moment we need all our players.”
Meanwhile in Northern Italy, A.C Milan are struggling for goals with just nineteen in Serie A this season as I Rossoneri sit in seventh place. While Patrick Cutrone has nine in eleven matches, former Red Fabio Borini has one in 17 starts and Suso has six in eleven.
Being in a starting line-up and playing regularly will surely be Sturridge’s central ambission at the present time – wherever it may be even if he’s not getting 90 minutes weekly at Anfield.