By Alex Stevens
Daniel Sturridge might need to start looking for a new club if he cannot force his way into the Liverpool team after the international break, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim Sturridge’s time at Anfield might be better spent looking for a new job if he does not get regular game time when Adam Lallana is out injured.
Lallana limped out of Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday with a groin injury that subsequently led to him pulling out of the England squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Sturridge played the final 67 minutes of the match at the Liberty Stadium but could not break his Premier League duck this season.
The England international’s only two goals for Liverpool in the campaign have come against Championship outfit Burton in the League Cup.
Sturridge is yet to get off the mark in his six Premier League appearances, three of which have been starts.
The 27-year-old has an excellent scoring record for Liverpool, netting 55 times in just 98 appearances for the club.
But manager Jurgen Klopp has made it clear with his selections this season that Roberto Firmino is his first choice for the spearhead role because of his intensity and energy.
“There’s still a lot of talent there but Sturridge might need to start thinking about where his future – and present – lies,” the Telegraph report reads. “If he can’t get into the first team and find his form with that injury to Lallana, his time at Anfield might be better spent looking for his next job.”
In other Liverpool news, fans have taken to Twitter to give their verdict on whether Danny Ings should return to the team.