Former Newcastle United and West Ham United ace Kieron Dyer has urged Liverpool not to sell star striker Daniel Sturridge amid his injury crisis, according to reports from talkSPORT.
Sturridge has been recently linked with a move away from Anfield, with reports claiming that the England international is frustrated of the constant criticism he is receiving.
However, Dyer, who has spent a big chunk of his career battling with injuries, has warned the Reds that they will have to splurge a huge sum of money to find a replacement of his calibre.
“If they sell Daniel Sturridge on the cheap, they are going to have to spend £40million or £50million to get a striker of that calibre,” he said.
“If he’s got a legitimate injury, and he knows he’s going to go on the pitch and there’s a great chance he could break down after ten or 15 minutes, I think he’s doing the right thing [by saying he’s unfit].
“Yes, people want to see the desire, and when he’s on the pitch he does show that desire. He’s Liverpool’s most important and best player, when he’s on the pitch.”
The 26-year-old has only managed to make six appearances for Liverpool this season, but Dyer hopes that the Reds resolve the issue to see him back at his best as soon as possible.
“I think Jurgen Klopp has already fallen out of love with him if you read the quotes and hear what he has to say, which is a shame,” he added.
“I hope it gets resolved because Liverpool need him if they are to get back to being the force they once were.”
Liverpool will host Sunderland in their next Premier League game on Saturday, before travelling to Villa Park to face rock-bottom Aston Villa on the 14th of February.
The former Chelsea star, despite his low number of games, has scored four goals this term.