By Amir Mir

Jermaine Jenas has agreed that he would be surprised to see Daniel Sturridge leave Liverpool in the summer as he believes his price “might have gone up”.

The former Tottenham midfielder was blown away by Sturridge after he scored upon his return to the starting XI as the Reds beat West Ham 4-0 away from home on Sunsday.

The 27-year-olld has been struggling with injuries once again this season and has been reduced to fringe status but scored 35 minutes into the game after a brilliant through ball from Philippe Coutinho.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2, which aired on Sunday evening, Jenas agreed with presenter Mark Chapman’s comments that he would be surprised if Sturridge is sold as he also added his own thoughts.

“The price might have gone up as well,” Jenas told Match of the Day 2. “It was a better performance today. What a player.”

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During the game at the London Stadium, star of the show, Coutinho netted a brace in the second half as Jurgen Klopp’s team edged closer to the Champions League.

One more match of the season remains, with three points at home to already-relegated Middlesbrough next Sunday will ensure that Champions League nights will return to Anfield.

Over the course of the season, Sturridge has played only 26 matches in all competitions, scoring seven goals and supplying three assists.

Furthermore, he has played 19 Premier League encounters, where he has found the back of the net on three occasions.

From those matches, he has only started seven games with injuries and a lack of form seeing his game time reduced.

In other Liverpool news, Dejan Lovren has stated where the club must return upon their return to Europe. 

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