Liverpool striker Sturridge's exit more likely after devastating injury blow hits interested club

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...

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturidge is wanted by Real Betis.

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...

La Liga side Real Betis were this week linked with a surprise move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, Spanish outlet El Gol Digital reported.

Sturridge has been out of favour at Anfield since Jurgen Klopp took over and needs a fresh start to help save his World Cup dream.

There will be no shortage of suitors in his signature, and Betis' desire to lure him away from Liverpool is heightened by some devastating injury news of their own.

Top scorer Antonio Sanabria has suffered a knee injury, and has had to undergo surgery.

Real Betis' forward from Paraguay Arnaldo Sanabria (L) shoots in front of Real Madrid's goalkeeper from Costa Rica Keylor Navas during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF...

Spanish newspaper AS report Sanabria is unlikely to play again this season.

The Paraguayan had a fantastic start to the season, scoring a winner against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

The 21-year-old had scored seven goals in 12 games and his absence leaves a big hole in Betis' squad.

Betis are in 11th place and need goals to start aiming upwards and avoid getting sucked into a relegation scrap - and Sturridge will have become an even bigger priority for them.

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