Daniel Sturridge is set to receive a huge wage increase after a superb season.
Since joining the club alongside Coutinho in the January transfer window in 2013, Sturridge has helped the club improve dramatically from top four hopefuls to Premier League title contenders.
His goalscoring form alongside Luis Suarez this season makes a mockery of Chelsea’s decision to let him leave so easily, and the 24-year-old could make his old club pay dearly when the two clubs face-off in a potential title decider in late April.
The England international is currently the second highest Premier League goalscorer this season, netting 19 goals in 20 starts.
His club form has helped him gain more recognition on an international scale, and England boss Roy Hodgson will be hoping Sturridge can keep up his current form heading into this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Whilst his goalscoring has been evident, current Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has helped him improve other areas of his game. His movement, decision making and all-round involvement has been impressive, and he has gradually become less selfish as the season has gone on – demonstrated by his seven assists.
Despite having a contract worth £70,000 a week which expires in 2018, The Mirror report that Brendan Rodgers wants Daniel Sturridge to feel more important and believes doubling his wages to an incredible £140,000 will do the trick.