Tottenham are bookies' favourites if Sturridge leaves Liverpool - three reasons why

The Reds striker reportedly wants to leave Anfield. Could Tottenham swoop in?

Tottenham Hotspur are favourites to sign Daniel Sturridge this summer if the striker decides to leave Liverpool, according to

Here are the latest odds...

Tottenham - 7/2

Arsenal - 5/1

West Ham - 5/1

Newcastle - 7/1

Leicester - 7/1

Stoke - 7/1

Chelsea - 8/1

To be a Liverpool player at start of 2016-17 season - 1/2

James Curtis of Ladbrokes News said: "We reckon Sturridge will stay put but, if he genuinely wants out, he won’t be short of suitors - with Spurs at the head of a long queue."

So why are Tottenham so well fancied by punters? Here are three possible reasons...

1) The perfect squad role

With Harry Kane the main man by far at White Hart Lane, Sturridge's vulnerability on the injury front wouldn't curtail him as much.

Indeed, playing once in a while might be all that's needed from the 26-year-old. He might not like such a situation - but, if the Liverpool man is wary of his own injury problems, he might embrace the lesser demands Tottenham would place on him.

2) Fits the bill

Tottenham's transfer policy under Mauricio Pochettino and, more recently, Paul Mitchell, has been well documented. Spurs want players under 27 and have a core of younger homegrown (aka English) players.

Sturridge is an England international and only turns 27 next season. His fitness woes aside, at his peak he is as quick and athletic as any forward.

3) Pochettino

Due to his focus on fitness, Mauricio Pochettino may see himself as the perfect man to get the best out of the Liverpool striker. Pochettino's pre-season programs are extremely thorough and it's interesting to note Kane's lack of long-term injuries to date.

Of course, the Argentine's physical approach to football could work against Sturridge due to his injury record but, if he is willing to leave Merseyside, he would obviously be willing to take a risk or two.

Could it happen? 

There are, naturally, a number of reasons why Sturridge wouldn't make sense for Tottenham - after all, he hasn't played more than a couple of matches at a time in an eternity.

But could an unlikely move actually work out just right?

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