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Liverpool fans divided on prospect of Sturridge signing

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Liverpool have revived their interest in Chelsea attacker Daniel Strurridge, according to numerous reports this week.

Daniel Sturridge

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.

@RushianLFC
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.

@mattladson
£15m for Sturridge sounds very Comolli-like to me. Loan with a view to permanent deal. Learn from mistakes. Please.

@PhilBlundell
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?

@KopStu
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.

@natefc
He’s just an infuriating footballer to watch. no matter LFC issues in attack, I really dislike this rumor.

WrinkleMind
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.

Sweeting
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.

Nikola13
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.

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  • sideshow_bob

    Nikola13, please be right, BR already has a little bit of previous here with Fab, although with bit of confidence he may well turn out to be ok and I can just about live with 10m, but 15m is way over the top. Nah, more deals like Assaidi please. There are plenty of bargains to be picked up across Europe, after Downing, Henderson, Adam & Co even another Bruno “he came in van” Cheyrou would be breath of fresh air!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/santiago.e.camargo Santiago Esteban Camargo

    We are liverpool fc, the most successful english club, we can’t conform whit players like sturridge who not play in their teams, we need a class world players like suarez and gerrard…. this rumor is incredible

  • Ash

    Instead of wasting 15 million on another inflated English player we should maybe add another 5/10 mill to it and get a proven goal scorer. I’m all for buying players young and letting them develope or do the”arsenal system” but lets face it how much have they won in the recent years?

  • ianmcd31

    i really hope we have had nothing to do with this guy, and i agree with posts that are critical of our scouts if this is true. To take one example of our lack of thorough scouting, Swansea found Michu for the money they did and we paid more for Borini in the same transfer window. Not that Michu would answer all our issues but imagine him with Suarez. There are many examples of talented foreign players moving to the premier league for less than we’ve paid for failed english players.

  • Chaki46

    After all the scouting, it comes down to Sturridge.. We have to do better than this!

  • SRS

    A dreadful player. Selfish. Tries to be flash. Not a team player nor a hard worker. Rodgers won’t want him, so we won’t buy him. . . . . I hope.

  • KingLFC

    get back andy carroll !! sterling will provide him the goals.. look how many assist has sterling made since he played… come on BR…we trust u and we have faith in you like as how we have faith with andy carroll….get torres for 15 million i will agree..but not sturidge…..sturidge on loan than all liverpool fans be fine….

  • Fahri Khairul

    There are some players better with that price. The scouts should work harder to find talented player out there or just take Carrol back. I thought Rodger could have various game plans with his returned.

  • andrew

    What is wrong with the brass at lfc. as a supporter of 30 years im horrified by the mediocrity being allowed to flourish. should have sold to some middle eastern millionaire i hate to say it because LFC is not the club for cheapskate americans to amke money out of (im american also). I mean why cant they see sturridge would be the same flop as carroll, downing, adam etc etc….so would huntelaar. A much younger , fitter huntelaar failed the grade at both milan and madrid so why would he be good for liverpool or are we now on shalkes level. Oh wait shalke are better than lfc right now. sigh. If this is what werner meant by we hope lfc fans will be happy come january, either the man is deluded or he thinks the fans are….sad days for the mighty reds.

  • rajiv

    Special team of scouts and strategists and this is all they can come up with? Seriously? Lucas leiva is the best scout they have and they are not listening to him. He said recently get damiao. The guy is a stone cold finisher and can lead the line same as luis. He costs a lot though but lucas knows its going to take money to , big money to get lfc to a fighting unit SOON. Mediocre signings will leave us in mid table mediocrity or if things get reall bad, RELEGATION. How long before FSG/brendon wake up and see the writing on the wall? If FSG cant hadnle it they should sell up and EXIT.

    • Kaveshan Chetty

      So how do u feel now a year later?

  • Peter Vincent

    I’m not thrilled about this but the bright side is at lease we’ll get a little support up front for Suarez and Sterling so they don’t have to carry the entire load. I think Shelvy should get more time up front but if they’re resgined to signing Sturridge than so be it. His price is high but not out of this world like some other past signings. And it does seem like he actually wants to come to Liverpool. Not many players seem to these days. I think we could do better but we could also do a lot worse.