Tottenham have needed Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge for years

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (R) is congratulated by teammate Harry Wilson after his first goal against Sydney FC during their end-of-season friendly football match at the Olympic Stadium...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in the Liverpool striker.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (R) is congratulated by teammate Harry Wilson after his first goal against Sydney FC during their end-of-season friendly football match at the Olympic Stadium...

The print edition of The Mirror [12/02/2019, page 56] has reported that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in swooping for out-of-favour Liverpool hitman Daniel Sturridge this summer.

Sturridge has only started 22 games for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp across all competitions since the 2016-17 season.

With his contract set to expire in June, it looks like the 29-year-old will be leaving Anfield as it stands - and what a signing this could be for Tottenham.

This is a player who Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has needed for years.

 

History has proven that Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen are nowhere near reliable enough to be the covering striker to Harry Kane that Pochettino needs. Sturridge would be.

The England international, who has over 100 goals for Liverpool, would be a far better plan-b option for the Lilywhites than Llorente or Janssen, who have four Premier League strikes between them under Pochettino.

At 29, Sturridge is getting on, but he still has enough dimensions to his game that a decline in pace wouldn't be detrimental for his ability to score goals.

The North Londoners have needed a striker like him for years and, if he comes for free, it's an even better coup.

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) is challenged by Spartak Moscow's Russian goalkeeper Aleksandr Selikhov (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between...

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