Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore believes that it would be “borderline lunacy” if Jurgen Klopp decided to sell Daniel Sturridge, as reports suggest.
Sturridge has not scored in the Premier League so far this season and he has lost his place in the starting line-up to Roberto Firmino, who has scored five.
The Englishman, though, started for his country on Friday night and scored the opening goal in their 3-0 win over Scotland.
However, reports emerged overnight suggesting that Sturridge may be sold for around £28 million in the January transfer window, but Collymore believes it would be “lunacy” for Klopp to do that.
“The Reds’ boss is looking to add a new No.9 to his squad in January, but it would be borderline lunacy for him to let Sturridge leave when the transfer window opens,” Collymore wrote in the Daily Mirror.
“Even if he only gets eight or nine games, Sturridge could still get three goals which could be the difference between Liverpool doing something or not this season. Look at the header Sturridge scored for England against Scotland on Friday.
“With the greatest of respect to his club-mates Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane, they simply aren’t scoring that at the near post in that way.
“It was a specialist central striker’s goal and, I hope, a reminder to Klopp of what Sturridge is capable of when given quality service.”