Sky Sports pundit: The future of this unloved Liverpool player will be interesting (not Sakho)
By Will Butcher
Stuart Pearce believes Daniel Sturridge is not feeling the love at Liverpool under manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the summer transfer window.
Sturridge, 27, is way down the pecking order at Anfield after a succession of injuries has seen Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi rise above the England international.
Speaking to Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily Show on Monday (10am), former Man City manager Pearce believes West Ham could be a potential new home for Sturridge.
However, the former England left-back claims Sturridge may see himself as a better player than West Ham and may fancy a move to a club considered larger than the Hammers.
“He’s been in and out through injury and form, but you know he can score. I’m not sure he is feeling the love at Liverpool, but his future at the club will be an interesting one,” Pearce said.
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“He can score goals consistently, he has done it for club and country. I’m not sure where he will go; West Ham have been muted but he may look for somewhere further up the food chain.”
Pearce worked with Sturridge during his time at the Etihad before Sturridge moved on to Chelsea, as well as coaching the injury-prone striker as England Under-21 manager.
Sturridge has made just 23 appearances in all competitions this season, starting only nine games while scoring six goals against the likes of Stoke, Sunderland and Tottenham.
With a contract until the summer of 2019, Sturridge could be offloaded by Jurgen Klopp’s side as Pearce claims he could becoming disillusioned at Anfield.
In other Liverpool transfer news, 20-year-old Reds ace is being eyed by this Championship outfit.