Danny Murphy asks a key question regarding Daniel Sturridge’s future

Daniel Sturridge

Newcastle United, West Ham United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with the Liverpool striker.

Danny Murphy suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (February 8) that clubs will not be willing to sign Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool due to his wage demands.

According to a recently report in The Daily Mail, Sturridge wants to leave Liverpool as he is unhappy at criticism that he does not want to play for the Reds.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are all interested in the England international striker, according to the British newspaper.

The Daily Star recently reported that Newcastle United are planning to make a bid for the former Chelsea striker in the summer, while The Sunday People named West Ham United as a potential destination for the 26-year-old.

Sturridge is a talented striker and is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League, but he has suffered with injury problems for the past two seasons.

Former Liverpool midfielder Murphy has suggested that clubs may not be inclined to sign him due to his wage demands.

“He will want big money,” said the former England international on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (February 8).

“He will probably want 40, 50 (£40,000, £50,000) a week. Who is going to pay that for someone who never plays, who?”

Sturridge scored 21 goals and created 29 chances in 29 Premier League appearances for Liverpool during the 2013-14 season, but since then he has not played much.

The Englishman could feature in just 12 league matches last season, while so far the campaign he has played only five times in the Premier League.

Sturridge is a very good striker, but the main question that any club interested in him should ask whether he would be fit enough to contribute to the team.

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