Stamford Bridge forward issues colossal demands in advance of Anfield move.
Daniel Sturridge is demanding a staggering £80,000 a week to move to Liverpool in January.
The Reds have already asked Chelsea about their reserve striker’s availability, and look set to follow up their interest, which dates back to the summer, in the winter transfer window.
There is a feeling at Anfield, however, that Sturridge has done little in the last 12 months to justify such big wages since his fine start to last season.
The 23-year-old’s camp also insist he MUST play through the middle if he were to move to Liverpool next month.
Liverpool are keen not to repeat the financial mistakes of past windows after big signings Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing struggled to make any sort of impact.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Self belief is incredibly important in sport, but Daniel Sturridge has always struck as a man who has an enormously inflated opinion of himself – far beyond that of his actual ability.
The way that he celebrated his ultimately pointless goal against Manchester United as if he had recently been elected King of the World only served to back up those assertions.
In that match (and many others this season) Sturridge acted like some kind of elaborate lazy statue, barely running at all outside of his attacking chances – not ideal when your team is attempting an organised press from the front.
Presuming this report from the Daily Mirror is true, wage demands of £80,000 per week are quite extraordinary – as is the ultimatum that he will only play centrally.
Sturridge has considerable potential – he has pace, trickery, and can finish.
He is also selfish, and frequently attempts to carve out a shooting opportunity when other players are in a good position.
Yet he could still be exactly what Liverpool needs, as a selfish striker to get on the end of the chances that the rest of the team creates – and finish them – could be the difference between their current position and the top four.
There is no doubt that Sturridge is a frustrating player, but if he buys into the Brendan Rodgers philosophy, he could be a real asset to Liverpool.
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