48 goals Liverpool fan favourite linked with a surprise move to Euro giants

LIVEPOOL forward Daniel Sturridge is being tracked by AC Milan.

The striker has been hampered by his fitness in recent years and has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.

Roberto Firmino has been the go-to man for Klopp since he took over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015.

And the Italian giants are keen to bolster their attacking options as they struggle this season.

Despite a £160million overhaul of the squad aided by the new owner Yonghong Li to challenge Juventus and Napoli, Milan are seventh in the league.

Former Liverpool playmaker Suso is club’s top scorer in the league with just five goals.

The Rossoneri are planning to offer the 28-year-old forward an escape route to Serie A to kick-start his career according to Calciomercato.

The Brummie striker has started four Premier League games this term and has played just 16 minutes of football in the Kop’s last four matches.

Sturridge has only featured once for England in 2017, and has half a season to win his place back in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions set up ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The former Chelsea hitman is likely to have other options closer to home if he pushed for a move in January.

West Ham, Newcastle and Everton have all been linked with a move for Sturridge in recent months.

Sturridge has scored 48 goals in 128 Premier League games for Liverpool.