Former Arsenal forward Nicholas believes that Sturridge will leave Liverpool in the January transfer window, although the Sky Sports pundit believes that it will be a loan transfer.
Nicholas is quoted as saying by Sky Sports (Transfer Centre blog, 12:37, Saturday, January 13, 2018) about Sturridge: “It’s too much money for people take a chance. He’s lost a yard of pace. He’s not getting a run in the team.
“He’s fabulous when he’s playing well – as good as anyone in the Premier League – but we’ve not seen it regularly enough.
“I’d be amazed if he stays at Liverpool, he’s got to go and play. But it will probably be on loan because £30m is too much of a risk.”
Sturridge is a very good striker, but the Liverpool star is struggling for playing time at the moment.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are doing quite well without the 28-year-old, and it would make sense for the striker to try to find a club in the Premier League or in mainland Europe where he can get regular playing time.