Jurgen Klopp will resist any offers for Daniel Sturridge because he is too expensive to replace.
Writing for the Daily Mirror, Neil Moxley writes that Klopp has put a block on Sturridge’s departure despite widespread interest in his forward.
It had been expected that Sturridge would leave Liverpool in search of first-team football. Having overcome his injury problems, Sturridge found himself out of favour at Anfield last season, with Klopp preferring to use Roberto Firmino as a false nine.
The arrival of Mohamed Salah is unlikely to improve Sturridge’s chances of starts, given that it would also allow Philippe Coutinho to play in a central role if required. Divock Origi also played almost double as many minutes as Sturridge in the league last season.
West Ham and Paris St Germain were mentioned as possible destinations for the England striker, who has not played for his country since November 2016.
However, Moxley now says that with the inflated transfer market, Klopp feels there is little point selling Sturridge and having to spend more on a replacement.
Klopp wanting to keep Sturridge comes as little surprise. Firmino's jersey number change is the clearest indication of Bob leading the line.
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