It would have been no surprise to Liverpool fans if Daniel Sturridge was sold in the summer due to the fact that he dropped down the rankings.
However, the England international impressed in pre-season, which resulted in manager Jurgen Klopp moving the striker above Divock Origi in the pecking order.
Sturridge has settled for a bit-part role, starting four games and coming off the bench in a further eight in all competitions.
In his Liverpool career in total, the hitman has scored 68 goals and racked up 25 assists in 145 appearances in all competitions, but this season he has netted four and racked up one assist.
Sturridge has not been talked about much in the current campaign, but on Monday he stole the headlines after the Football Association confirmed that he has been hit with a betting charge.
The English governing body has accused the Liverpool forward of misconduct “in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules”.
According to BBC Sport, Sturridge has denied the charge, which involves betting on football and providing information relating to football.
On social media, some Liverpool fans wondered if this development will affect the striker’s future at Anfield.
If sturridge gets a lengthy ban that is surely the end of his LFC career.
— Kyle Dunham (@kyledunham14) November 13, 2018
I am really curious how Klopp will react to this #STURRIDGE News… Imagine if it was Sakho ? Klopp would butcher him and would be fired or sold within days!!! + He would tear him apart in the press…
— A.M. (@Amel_587) November 12, 2018