Craig Burley backs Daniel Sturridge to Newcastle United move

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel,...

Newcastle United are favourites to sign the Liverpool man.

Liverpool FC forward Daniel Sturridge (L) fights for the ball with Leicester City FC midfielder Vicente Iborra during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and...

Craig Burley has told ESPN that he believes Newcastle United will sign Daniel Sturridge in January.

Newcastle's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday underlined their need for another striker next month after Joselu failed yet again to be the prolific figure that the Magpies need up front.

Between them, Joselu, Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic only have seven Premier League goals this season.

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and NK Maribor at Anfield on November 1, 2017 in...

There has been no major talk about Rafael Benitez moving for the Liverpool hitman, who has fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp, but bookmakers Bet Victor have priced Newcastle as 3/1 favourites to make the move.

And Burley believes it's going to happen.

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel,...

He told ESPN's 'Hit or Miss' transfer segment: "I read an interesting quote from Didi Hamann recently talking about Daniel Sturridge, talking about he's only fit 20% of the time so he's only worth 20% of his value.

"I'm going to put in a hit. I think Liverpool need to get some money for him and get him out.

"It's whether Newcastle, with potential new owners, want to take some sort of chance on his fitness. He could've been worth £40 million or £50 million for Liverpool if he played 40 games, but he doesn't."

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