Would Benitez Be Interested In Signing This Prolific Striker?

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?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • expatmag

    Oct 3, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    No. We have enough inefficient forwards already

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 3, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Do we really have to go thought another 100 players who we are linked to already?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 3, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s going to be a long fortnight I predict

  • lochinvar

    Oct 3, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    What is it with this Loan Fee nonsense ?
    Are Wonga behind this.
    Just take a player on a Loan and pay his wages.
    Loan Fees are just a rake off scam.

    Anyway Sturridge is more like Porridge these days and is apparently averse to training so would need to get his head right before playing for the toon – no shirkers allowed

  • lochinvar

    Oct 3, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #5

    14 days to be precise

  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    I see Lee Ryder is saying NUFC is attracting interest
    from USA ,China, and the Middle East,
    Put another way
    He hasn’t got the slightest clue or first idea about who
    Ashley is talking to (if anyone)

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 3, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #7

    why not just work with what we have right now, and try and play to their strength.
    build confidence

  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #8

    I see NUFC’s former player Mark McGhee thinks
    Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths would be a good fit at the Toon

  • EllaGuru

    Oct 3, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Prolific? Erm, I think you are being a bit generous there Ed. Granted he is a really talented footballer. However he has spent so much of the last couple of seasons out injured, I would be worried that we would be signing another sick note. We have had enough of them over the past few years

  • mfw13

    Oct 3, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #10

    We already have three strikers, two of whom can barely get on the pitch.

    What we need is a top quality LB and a better #10…..


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