Jamie Redknapp makes Liverpool transfer prediction about striker
The former Liverpool captain examines Daniel Sturridge's future at Anfield
Jamie Redknapp believes Daniel Sturridge will have to weigh up his future at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season.
The England striker has struggled for goals recently after he failed to find the back of the net as Liverpool lost to Swansea City, Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers in successive games over the past week.
The 27-year-old has scored two goals in 13 games in the Premier League this season, although five of those appearances have come from the bench.
Divock Origi, meanwhile, ended a nine-game goal drought with a late consolation goal in a 2-1 loss to Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round.
The former Liverpool captain delivered his verdict on Sturridge’s future as transfer deadline came to a close on Tuesday afternoon.
“I think it’s a delicate one with Daniel Sturridge,” Redknapp told Sky Sports News HQ.
“What we all see is a great talent and if you’re any club manager you’re always nervous to let talented players go because they can come back and make you look a bit of a fool.
“Daniel Sturridge, though, has got to start playing better. Otherwise the question you’ve asked me will be correct and his days will be numbered there.
“I don’t see him as being Liverpool’s best striking option because of the way Jurgen Klopp wants to play. You’ve got Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho, so I think it’s coming to a bit of a crossroads.
“Not today, but at the end of the season Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge have to weigh up what’s for the best.
“You don’t get enough game time out of him and when he does play, he doesn’t show enough quality at this present moment.
“He has done previously, but something isn’t quite right with him.”
Sturridge moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from bitter rivals Chelsea in the 2013 January transfer window.
The Liverpool striker has struggled with injuries over the past two or three seasons under Brendan Rodgers and Klopp.