Newcastle United fans react to reports Liverpool offered them Daniel Sturridge

Newcastle fans look on during the game

Newcastle United have reportedly been handed the chance to sign Daniel Sturridge with the striker out of favour under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring the first goal for Liverpool

Despite Newcastle United seizing the Championship title and scoring the joint most goals in the second tier last season, manager Rafael Benitez appears to have his heart set on a striker this summer.

And it appears that The Magpies may have stumbled across a very intriguing option. The Chronicle reports that Liverpool have offered Daniel Sturridge to the Tyneside club with his future uncertain under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Understandably, Newcastle supporters can be divided into three distinct categories when discussing this latest transfer rumour. Firstly, there are those who believe Sturridge’s undoubted talent make a deal a no-brainer.

Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring the second goal for Liverpool

Then there are those who argue that his appalling injury record draws comparisons with a certain Michael Owen.

And, finally, those who think he is worth the risk – injuries or not.

It must be remembered that it’s now four years since Sturridge helped inspire Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title with 21 goals in just 29 Premier League games alongside Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez.

In the three seasons since, Sturridge has tallied just 15. Meanwhile, despite being available for the much of last season, Klopp only handed the England international seven Premier League starts.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Yet, if fit, there are few better finishers in the European game. Though that is an almighty ‘if’.

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