Signing Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge could be a stroke of genius from Southampton

Daniel Sturridge of West Bromwich Albion warms up during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at Etihad Stadium on January 31, 2018 in Manchester,...

Southampton should attempt to bring the Liverpool man to the south coast this summer.

Mark Hughes, Manager of Southampton looks on priort to the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Southampton boss Mark Hughes has a lot of work to do at St Mary's this summer, if he is to guide his side to a successful Premier League campaign this season.

The Saints endured a miserable campaign last term, narrowly avoiding relegation down to the Championship, and their lack of potency in the final third was a major contributing factor behind their struggles.

They managed to score just 37 goals in 38 Premier League games last season, and the addition of a clinical goalscorer will surely feature highly on Hughes' wish-list this summer.

Besiktas' s Daniel Opare (R) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (L) during the UEFA Europa League first leg football match between Liverpool and Besiktas at Ataturk...

With this in mind, the Southampton boss should consider a move for Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, who is available for around £15 million this summer, according to the Telegraph.

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The 28-year-old has endured a nightmare with injury problems over the past few years, but he is still one of the best finishers in the game, and the opportunity to sign someone of his ilk for just £15 million is too good to turn down for the Saints, despite the obvious risk that would be involved.

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...

Sturridge has scored 63 goals in 133 appearances for Liverpool, since moving to Anfield in January 2013, and despite the obvious risk involved in signing such an injury prone striker, that goalscoring record surely makes it a worthwhile one for Southampton.

If Hughes does in fact manage to bring the 26-capped England international to St Mary's this summer, and he manages to maintain his fitness, it could turn out to be a stroke of genius from the Saints.

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