Paul Mariner backs Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool move

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) is challenged by Spartak Moscow's Russian goalkeeper Aleksandr Selikhov (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between...

Paul Mariner is very confident that Daniel Sturridge will leave Liverpool this month.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (R) is congratulated by teammate Harry Wilson after his first goal against Sydney FC during their end-of-season friendly football match at the Olympic Stadium...

Paul Mariner has told ESPN that he believes Daniel Sturridge will wind up leaving Liverpool for Inter Milan this month.

Sky Sports reported this week that the Italian side want to sign the out-of-favour Liverpool attacker.

The 28-year-old has lost his way under Jurgen Klopp and has managed only three goals in 14 games across all competitions this season.

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (C) shoots to score their third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Liverpool and NK Maribor at Anfield in...

And Mariner is supremely confident that leaving Liverpool for Milan is a good choice for the England star, who needs regular football to boost his World Cup hopes.

He told ESPN after being asked if joining Inter Milan was a hit or a miss: "It's 100% a hit for him. Sturridge needs to get himself fit.

"Get yourself fit Daniel, play some football. This is a hit for him. It would be fantastic."

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,...

Losing Sturridge wouldn't be a huge blow for the Reds, given how ineffective he has been.

But some fans of the Anfield club will be disappointed how his spell on Merseyside has panned out based on how prolific he once was for Liverpool.

Philippe Coutinho has already left Klopp's side this month, and the German manager needs to start focusing on getting some players in, especially if Sturridge does leave as expected.

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