Pundit claims striker is edging towards Liverpool transfer

Charlie Nicholas doesn't expect Daniel Sturridge to last too much longer at Liverpool

Charlie Nicholas believes Daniel Sturridge is edging closer to a move away from Liverpool.

The England international has struggled to secure a regular starting spot in the Liverpool side this season under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds boss has preferred Roberto Firmino or Divock Origi to lead the Liverpool attack ahead of the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker.

Sturridge has scored two goals in 13 games in the Premier League this season, although the 27-year-old has made eight appearances from the bench.

Former Arsenal midfielder Nicholas believes Sturridge is facing a bleak future at the Merseyside outfit ahead of the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at Anfield.

“Sturridge is struggling for that change of pace that makes him a special footballer and he’s dwindling towards the exit door for me. I think he’ll still make a contribution to their season but he’s not a key ingredient to Jurgen Klopp’s team,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.

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Sturridge moved to Liverpool from Chelsea in a £12m deal in the 2013 January transfer window under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

The Liverpool striker scored 21 times in 29 appearances in the 2013-14 Premier League campaign in his first full season at Anfield.

The Reds are in fourth place in the table and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea in the title race ahead of their next game against the Blues.

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