Daniel Sturridge linked with January move to Premier League trio

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Daniel Sturridge of Liverpoo (L)l is fouled by Andrew Robertson of Hull City (R) for a penalty during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on September 24, 2016 in Liverpool, England.
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West Ham, Sunderland and Stoke are all keen to sign Daniel Sturridge in January, according to Calciomercato.

Jurgen Klopp has favoured Roberto Firmino as his number nine since taking over as Liverpool boss almost a year ago. As a result, Daniel Sturridge has had to accept a limited role in the more important games like the European showdown with Borussia Dortmund last season.

If the report from Calciomercato is to be believed then Sturridge will have some thinking to do over the festive period as the season nears crunch time. As things stand, the Englishman is not the main man as far as the forward pecking order goes. 

Sturridge has a reputation for having a bad attitude and a poor work ethic but he has been brilliant in working towards keeping his fitness levels up after a couple years marred by injury.

I can’t imagine that Klopp would let Sturridge leave the club after working so hard towards getting him fit. Furthermore, if he wanted to leave he would have done so in the Summer window.

It may be a footballer’s priority to play regularly, but that’s not to say that Sturridge would want to move to move to any of the clubs that currently make up the league’s bottom three. Neither of the three sides linked has picked up more than three points on the board.

Although, that being said, Sturridge might be intrigued by the prospect of playing with Dimitri Payet.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City striker is a man of ambition and wouldn’t be interested in signing for a club that couldn’t offer the chance to compete at the top end of the league.

At the end of the day, this rumour is more likely to be rubbish and geared towards generating views than being authentic and based on the truth.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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