Stan Collymore Claims Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge Should Consider Everton Switch

Published on: 14 November 2016

Ex-Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes that Reds striker Daniel Sturridge should consider a move to Merseyside rivals Everton.

Sturridge has been out of favour so far this season, failing to score a Premier League goal with the forward trio of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane firing Liverpool into first position in the league at the international break.

Sturridge has taken his recent opportunities, scoring twice in the EFL Cup win over Tottenham Hotspur and in England's 3-0 win over Scotland, but it increasingly looks as if his future lies away from Anfield, having only started four of Liverpool's 11 Premier League games.

Writing for theDaily Mirror, Collymore claimed Sturridge has been 'unlucky' during his career, frequently playing for managers who do not trust him as their main striker.

"He has been at three big clubs but under various managers at each has never really found a home," Collymore stated.

"If he does have to move on in the summer then I hope he will join a club who won't have the luxury of not picking him as their first-choice striker... a Southampton, a West Ham, even an Everton.

"Because we cannot afford to mess about the sort of talent he is on the basis of what he can't do rather than what he can ” which is score goals by the shedload given half a chance.

Even though it looks as if Sturridge's time at Liverpool is coming to a close, Collymore is hopeful manager Jurgen Klopp will give the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker one final chance to prove his worth.

"Daniel Sturridge will, I hope, get one more opportunity to prove himself at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp.

"But if the end of the season arrives and he still hasn't been given his chance then, Kid, it'll be time to get yourself somewhere else."