Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been urged to join Newcastle United by former Arsenal ace, Ian Wright.
Sturridge was handed a rare start under Jurgen Klopp at the weekend, as Liverpool could only manage a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park, with Roberto Firmino being dropped to the bench.
However the experiment didn’t pay off, with Sturridge having an off day, prompting Ian Wright to suggest that it was time the England international called time on his Anfield career.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, Wright said:
“I think Newcastle would be the ideal club for Daniel Sturridge.
“The fans would take to him there.”
Sturridge has made just 10 starts since Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015, and has been unable to recreate the stunning form of the 2013/14 season where he scored 24 goals. His goals, alongside those of his strike partner Luis Suarez, fired Liverpool to the brink of their first ever Premier League titl, before they slipped at the final hurdle, surrendering to eventual champions, Manchester City.
Liverpool is Sturridge’s third Premier League club of his career. He made his debut for Manchester City back in 2006, making 32 appearances for the Cityzens, before moving to Chelsea in 2009. He scored 24 goals in 96 appearances for the Blues before eventually moving to Liverpool in 2013.
As for Newcastle, Rafa Benitez is thought to be in the market for a new striker, and Sturridge could fit the bill. Whether the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss is interested or not is yet to be seen.