Report: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has shortage of options

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Liverpool team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield on...

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge spent the second half of the past season out on loan.

Daniel Sturridge of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on...

Daniel Sturridge has returned to Liverpool from his loan deal at West Bromwich Albion, and it has been reported that he will start pre-season aiming to establish himself in Jurgen Klopp’s first team for the 2018-19 campaign.

According to The Sun, Sturridge has a shortage of options and his weekly wages of £120,000 are also going to be a problem in securing a deal elsewhere.

The British tabloid has claimed that the England international will start pre-season with Liverpool and then fight for his place in the team.

Daniel Sturridge of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball towards Cedric Soares of Southampton during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The...

Fighting a losing battle?

Liverpool have moved on from Sturridge and did very well without the former Chelsea striker last season.

Given the former Manchester City strikers injury record and his style of play, one can understand why manager Klopp does not fancy him too much.

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool scores 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,...

The 28-year-old also had injury issues during his loan spell at West Brom during the second half of this past season.

It is hard to see Sturridge establish himself in the Liverpool first team next season, and if he stays at Anfield, then he will have to be a bit-part player for the Reds,

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