Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is looking to leave Anfield this summer after having his desire to play questioned after a series of lengthy injuries.
The England international who arrived at Anfield in 2013 has a fantastic goalscoring record at Liverpool, scoring 44 goals in 72 appearances for the Merseyside club, but his injury record is equally as staggering. Sturridge has missed almost 2 years of football in total in his three-and-a-half years at the club with almost 20 separate injuries.
Because of this, Sturridge has had his desire to play questioned and because of this, he wants to move away to prove his worth once again.
In his autobiography, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, alluded to the 26 year olds need to be persuaded to play, even in big games;
Daniel is one of those people you have to boost sometimes with a ‘C’mon, you’re our main man. We need you – so just got for it, You never needed to say that to Luis (Suarez).
His injuries restricted him to just 19 appearances last season, and just 6 appearances so far this term. Sturridge is still currently out with an injury but has recently made a return to training.
He is apparently desperate to be fit ready for England’s Euro 2016 campaign, but will face a battle to be selected with Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order.