Richard Keys has taken to his personal Twitter account to react to the reports that Daniel Sturridge wants to leave Liverpool, claiming that the rumoured issues about the striker are actually true.
Daniel Sturridge could quit Anfield cause he's 'fed up at a growing perception that he lacks the hunger to fulfill his potential'. He does.— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) February 5, 2016
Sturridge is said to lack the ‘hunger to fulfil his potential’, a criticism which Keys has claimed is true. This is a bold criticism of the player, especially as there have never been any signs that Sturridge has shown anything other than full loyalty to the Anfield club.
The Daily Mail reported last night that Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool this summer due to the way he feels he is being perceived by the public.
There have been many questioning his desire to play for the Reds, with suggestions that he is not actually as injured as he has been.
These are bold claims, which are reported by the Mail, and Sturridge is ready to leave Anfield this summer in a bid to enjoy a fresh start at a new club.
Despite his exceptional goalscoring talents, making him one of the best strikers in world football when fit, the report claims that Liverpool would value him at roughly £20 million.
This is due to his injury issues, which could severely limit his impact at any club he moves to in the future. Arsenal and Manchester United are aimed in the report as keeping tabs on the situation due to their desire to bring in a new forward over the summer.
Sturridge returned to training this week, taking part in physical work for the first time in two months due to a hamstring issue.
He is not likely to be ready for this weekend’s future against Sunderland, but the 26-year-old could play some part next week when the Reds take on West Ham in their FA Cup fourth round replay.