By Aramide Oladipo
Ian Wright believes that Newcastle United would be the “ideal club” for Liverpool centre-forward Daniel Sturridge.
The 28-year-old started the Premier League match at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon as the Magpies earned a 1-1 draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The striker had a golden opportunity to put his team in the lead in the second-half but he saw his close-range shot saved by Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot.
Sturridge was substituted after 74 minutes and he has now failed to score in his last five appearances for the Reds in all competitions.
The England international’s only goal of the season came in Liverpool’s emphatic 4-0 victory over league rivals at Anfield in August.
As quoted on BBC’S official 606 Twitter account on Sunday evening, Wright is convinced that Sturridge would be a great addition to the Newcastle squad.
“I think Newcastle would be the ideal club for Daniel Sturridge,” he said.
“The fans would take to him there.”
— BBC 606 (@bbc606) October 1, 2017
Despite his lack of goals this season, Sturridge has still be selected to represent the England national team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.
It would be a shrewd move from the Magpies to snap up the Liverman man as Sturridge has managed to score seven goals against them in just 12 appearances.
The striker’s current contract at Anfield runs out in 2019.
In other Newcastle United news, fans have called one man ‘the best player in the world’ after his performance against Liverpool.