Sturridge denies 80k a week wage demands

Liverpool target Daniel Sturridge has denied reports that he is demanding £80,000 per week to move to move to Anfield in January.


Sturridge, 23, has been strongly linked with a move from Chelsea when the transfer window re-opens.

The Independent report that Liverpool is the striker’s “first-choice” destination, while The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday that the player was demanding £80,000 a week and also to play in a central role.

“Daniel Sturridge does not conduct his business in public,” Sturridge’s representatives said on Tuesday in response to the reports.

“He also does not make demands in any negotiation, with regards to salary or his playing position.

“Any contract between a club and a player has to be based on mutual agreement.”

Sturridge was subject of a loan bid from Liverpool in August but the player preferred a permanent move. He remains a target for Brendan Rodgers.

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  • Redblooded Male

    This signing will be BR’s undoing, obviously I don’t know the exact figures but responses from various forums, blogs, social media & “the man in the street” indicate around 85% of fans are opposed to the acquisition of this guy, me included.

  • bonsey

    another potential signing in keeping with our proud tradition of grossly overspending on overrated english players. Sturridge has done nothing to suggest he is worth that kind of money. We should have signed swansea’s scouts never mind their manager.

    • junior galtieri

      totally disagree

      Like Babel, Sturridge is clearly one of those players who has the necessary talent – just a question-mark over his attitude

      He’s better than anything we currently have as an out-and-out striker (obviously he’s nowhere near as good as Suarez) and if we keep Brendan’s preffered 4-3-3 formation you could play Suarez and Sterling either side of him – which I think would work better

      With a three-mam midfield comprising gerrard, Shelvey and Lucas (with Sahin and Allen as back-up) and a four man defence with attacking full backs Johnson and Enrique with super Dan and Skrtel as centrebacks and Pepe in goal – that’s a tream that ought to challenge for the top 4 – certainly this season where apart from the Manchester teams, all sides have struggled

      • mucheki

        no ways we shud buy sturidge.lets buy damiao for that kind of money.sturidge is selfish,cant score and this will lead to rodgers being fired.we are not looking at building another arsenal which wins nothing.sturidge is that type of player.for me lets buy damiao for 12m,bony for 8m,walcot for 10m,ince for 4m,and the new keper for 8m totalling 42m.we raise this by selling stewart downing for 10m,joe cole for 4m,wilson for 3m,henderson for 8m,pepe for 10m raising 35m and surely the owners cant fail to give us 7m balance

        • Sam Swayzee Hirst

          where do you get your prices from loooool i know january transfer window is coming up but there isnt a January sale in football

    • j75j

      Done nothing? 8 goals in 12 games at Bolton and then last season 11 goals and 5 assists in 30 league games playing right wing playing for a top 4 team! The Mirror newspaper that decided £80k week! Do you think Michu would have been sold to us for £2 million? Your dreaming mate!!!!!!

  • seanyw

    I’d rather have Ryan Babel back if we are really going for Sturridge.

    Get Huntelaar… quick fix for our team and a proven great striker partnership with Luis back in the days with Ajax.

  • ianmcd31

    Michu is a perfect example of the possibilities out there. Liverpool fans have endured enough over priced english players with no return. The only english players we should ever consider are the teenagers that we can buy at a reasonable price and develop, like Shelvey and Sterling. Even Allens price was ridiculous, even more so when you consider what we bought Alonso for.