Micky Quinn 'already in negotiations with Rafa Benitez' over Daniel Sturridge move from Liverpool to Newcastle

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Liverpool fan Quinn spent three seasons at Newcastle United.

Former Mag and Talksport presenter Mick Quinn looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on May 7, 2016 in Birmingham, United...

Micky Quinn has joked that he is already trying to engineer a Newcastle United move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridge, who recently lost his England place, is reportedly ready to quit Anfield in January having also failed to tie down a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp's team.

The 28-year-old has scored an impressive 64 goals in 131 games for Liverpool, although those have been spread over a five-year period.

He has however, been fit for all but two of the Reds' fixtures this season, of which he has started just four.

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...

And discussing potential destinations for Sturridge, Quinn, the Liverpool-supporting ex-Newcastle striker told Talksport on Monday: "I’m already in negotiations with Rafa [Benitez, the Newcastle manager] to bring him there."

Quinn had previously suggested that Sturridge would be a useful signing for any side struggling at the bottom of the Premier League, and name-checked Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United.

But there is one move the Liverpudlian cannot envisage for the Reds' number 15. "He fits the criteria of a missing 25-goals [Romelu] Lukaku, definitely," added Quinn. "But I cannot for the life of me see Liverpool letting him go to Everton."

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal v Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 21, 2017 in London, England.

And Quinn later championed a Newcastle move for Sturridge's former international teammate, Jack Wilshere of Arsenal.

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