Exclusive: Liverpool would be mad to let star leave in shock £25m deal – Barnes

Liverpool legend John Barnes has called on his old club avoid offloading Daniel Sturridge for £25m.

Weekend reports claimed that the Reds have grown so frustrated with their injury-ravaged striker that they’re willing to listen offers for his signature, even though he’s scored 44 goals in 72 games for the club.

While Sturridge’s record in front of the net is excellent, he has missed more games than he’s played since making his 2013 move from Chelsea to Liverpool, and current manager Jurgen Klopp has been limited to just 106 minutes with his main centre-forward on the pitch.

The 26-year-old is currently undergoing a ‘mini pre-season’ in a bid to regain full fitness, and TitanBet Brand Ambassador Barnes told FootballFanCast.com that he would not look to sell the former Manchester City trainee under any circumstances:

“I don’t think the club want to sell him at all. I wouldn’t want to sell Daniel Sturridge, because when Daniel Sturridge is fit he is probably still our best striker. I doubt whether it’s true, I think it’s just speculation, but I wouldn’t want to do it.

“He’s still young and if he can get fit he’s still a great asset to have. I’m more interested in who the club can get in to help him, rather than selling him.”

Even with his patchy fitness record, Sturridge is unlikely to be short of admirers given his proven Premier League record and home-grown status.

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