Ian Wright thinks that a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to Newcastle United would be good for his career.
But the thing that clouds Sturridge’s future is his injury record, and he is a bit like Andy Carroll – he’s available for only half a season because of various injuries.
That’s unless Rafa could get a handle on his injuries which he seems to have done for the Newcastle club in general since he took over last year.
We are not even in the top 10 these days in the Physioroom Injury Table.
That’s one league we were always top of – not anymore.
Daniel Sturridge in action on Sunday
The 28-year-old England International is not getting much playing time at Liverpool with his career in limbo, and it seems Jurgen Klopp doesn’t rate him too highly.
Daniel hadn’t started for some time, and on Sunday he had a frustrating game – but that’s hardly unusual for a player who has lacked playing time.
Players need quite a few games to get up to speed and play somewhere near their best.
This is what the pundit told BBC Radio 5 Live after the game:
“I think Newcastle would be the ideal club for Daniel Sturridge,”
“The fans would take to him there.”
Ian’s right that the fans would love him because he can definitely score the goals.
He’s scored 61 goals for the Reds in 125 games.
But it’s his injury record and the transfer fee it would take to get him to Newcastle that could be the problems.
Our best bet would have been to get him in on loan this season – maybe we could even do that in January; that would work.
Then it would be a case of whether Jurgen Klopp would allow that to happen and whether Newcastle would be willing to pay the loan fee.
What do you think?