Sturridge still has something to offer Liverpool this season

Liverpool should consider holding off on selling Daniel Sturridge and find a place for him this season.

What’s the word?

The 28-year-old was once an integral member of the Reds’ team, but he now finds himself debating whether or not to leave the club.

Due to injuries and lack of form, Sturridge has dropped down the pecking order under manager Jurgen Klopp.

In fact, in January last season, the Merseyside outfit sent the striker out on loan to West Bromwich Albion, where he failed to regain form due to another injury blow.

It has been widely thought that Sturridge would move on, but after scoring twice in Liverpool’s 7-0 victory over Chester in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, Klopp has suggested otherwise.

The Liverpool Echo quotes the manager as saying that he “saw a lot of good things” from Sturridge and that the striker can “still do more to impress” him.

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Why should Liverpool keep him?

With Roberto Firmino being a dominant force alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, it is unlikely that Sturridge will win back a regular starting spot.

However, in cup games and when the Reds need to adopt a different system in order to break teams down, the striker has enough quality to do a decent job.

Liverpool will have a busy schedule over the course of the season, with the Premier League, domestic cups and the Champions League to contend with.

Having strength in depth is vital, but a lot will come down to whether or not Sturridge is happy playing a bit-part role.