He joined West Brom on loan in the January transfer window but a hamstring injury limited the striker to just six appearances for the Baggies.
The 28-year-old is currently set to report back to Melwood for pre-season training on July 2, but with Firmino established as Jurgen Klopp‘s first choice his prospects are limited.
Given Sturridge’s fitness issues in recent years, and his questionable suitability within Klopp’s system, he is the most likely to depart in the transfer window.
Sturridge’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and the Reds are looking to capitalise on any remaining value and “are unwilling to part company on the cheap.”
Sevilla are touted as a possible destination, while there is also interest from Turkey, with Besiktas heavily linked of late—though Fenerbahce’s “interest is most concrete.”
When Sturridge does leave Anfield it will come with a tinge of regret, after his early promise sparked Liverpool’s unlikely title challenge under Brendan Rodgers in 2013/14.
His healthy rivalry with Luis Suarez saw him net 25 times in 33 games that season, but he has been plagued with injuries ever since.
Klopp’s arrival in 2015 saw his game time reduced significantly, with clear reservations over his ability to operate in a high-intensity pressing side.
In a way, £15 million remains a lofty valuation for a striker with such wavering fitness, but with Sevilla keen on a deal back in January the hope is negotiations will be swift.