Danny Murphy thinks Daniel Sturridge and James Milner could leave Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool recorded a stunning 97 points during the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

James Milner of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Danny Murphy has claimed that Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and James Milner could leave the club at the end of the season. 

Jurgen Klopp's side finished the 2018/19 Premier League campaign as runners-up to back-to-back champions Manchester City by recording a remarkable 97 points. 

Striker Sturridge played a bit-part role for the Merseyside giants, but Milner was a regular starter and was utilised in various positions by his manager. 

 

Speaking to Jim White on TalkSport (13/05/2019 at 11:35 am), former Anfield midfielder Murphy was certain that Sturridge will leave the club as he also questioned the future of Milner. 

"My opinion would be that Sturridge would go," Murphy told TalkSport. "I think he's out of contract, not played enough minutes and big wages. Sturridge would go. Not sure whether they will keep Milner or not."

Throughout the season, Milner has played 44 games in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side, scoring seven goals and supplying his teammates with the same number of assists [transfermarkt]

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUDNAY OUT) James Milner and Sadio Mane of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on May 10, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

For large parts of the campaign, the 33-year-old did play in the middle of the park, but there were periods when Klopp played him at right-back, left-back and on the wings. 

As for Sturridge, he didn't feature much for Liverpool's near-perfect side as he played only 18 league games, making four starts and scoring two goals [transfermarkt]. Added with that, his contract is due to expire in the summer.

Therefore, it won't be a surprise to see Sturridge depart Anfield without being given a new deal because Klopp will surely want strikers who can challenge for a first-team spot next season. 

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge during the pre-match warm-up during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 7, 2019 in...

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