Liverpool have revived their interest in Chelsea attacker Daniel Strurridge, according to numerous reports this week.
Liverpool had wanted to sign the former Man City player on loan at the end of the summer transfer window but the player was only interested in a permanent deal.
Reports now suggest Brendan Rodgers is back in for the 23 year old. There is some confusion over how long exactly Strurridge has remaining on his Chelsea contract but he signed a four year deal in 2009, meaning he would only have 18 months remaining in January.
Most media reports suggest the fee would be around £15m.
The news of Liverpool’s interest in the player has sparked some divided opinion among Liverpool supporters. Here’s a selection from twitter and our forums.
I’d rather saw off my own head with a rusty hacksaw to the Z cars theme tune than see us pay £15m for Sturridge. Never has ego and talent and teamwork failed to overlap spectacularly in a player’s footballing venn diagram.
£15m for Sturridge sounds very Comolli-like to me. Loan with a view to permanent deal. Learn from mistakes. Please.
If you can’t get better than Daniel Sturridge for £15m you have to question why you pay scouts a wage. What are they actually doing?
I wouldn’t mind sturridge. Think he could excel as part of a team. Plays with individuals now. He has the lot, he just needs it harnessed. Genuinely believe Rodgers could get that out of him.
He’s just an infuriating footballer to watch. no matter LFC issues in attack, I really dislike this rumor.
At 15 mil, they must be having a laugh.Sturridge is a decent player with pace, but 15 no way.
I personally would prefer Walcott over him., as he will come cheap, is a better player and more importantly has a smaller head.
At £15m I’d be underwhelmed with Sturridge but if we were to pick him up for around £5-8m then I’d take him all day long.
I think that there is no way that Liverpool will pay 15 million pounds for him. Chelsea asked for that amount in the summer, he will have less time left on his contract in January and will have barely played until then. I think that we have learned our lesson with overpaying on English players.