Daniel Sturridge hasn’t been a regular for Liverpool this season and the Mirror report that he could be ready to leave the club in January. The report states that other clubs have been notified that the striker accepts he isn’t going to be a starter at Anfield and that he could be open to a move away. The problem for Sturridge is that Liverpool may be reluctant to sell him to a rival club, therefore he may need to drop down the league to a mid-table club. Here are three realistic destinations for the England international.
West Ham United
The East London club have been in the market for a striker since the end of last season and have yet to bring in a player that fits all the requirements. Simone Zaza joined on loan from Juventus, but he has looked uncomfortable in the Premier League and doesn’t appear to have the quality required to be West Ham’s premier striker. They want a player that can score upwards of 20 goals over the course of a season. There is a good squad being built by Slaven Bilic and they will be eager to add a player like Sturridge as they aim to become regulars in the top eight of the Premier League.
It would be one of the more attractive propositions for Sturridge as he is unlikely to be targeted by a club that is already in the top six of the league. He would be a regular in the starting eleven, providing him with the opportunity to relaunch his career. The Hammers have a good midfield that is packed with creativity, which will appeal to Sturridge. In Dimitri Payet, they have one of the best midfielders in the league and Sturridge would relish the chance to play alongside the Frenchman. This would be a move that makes a lot of sense for all parties.