Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge is deserving of a new contract, according to a recent fan poll. The recent poll of Liverpool supporters founded that 77 percent of supporters want the club to give the striker a new contract. Fan support over a new deal for Sturridge has grown considerably after his two goals in two matches against Chelsea.
Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge deserving of new contract
Sturridge scored a tremendous goal out of nothing to give Liverpool a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday. The two Premier League title contenders put on an exciting game from the first whistle with neither side being able to better the other. Sturridge’s late strike cancelled out Eden Hazard’s first-half goal.
The Liverpool striker will be out of contract at the end of the season and could walk away from Anfield for free. Sturridge is currently on £120,000 a week.
Sturridge has already scored four goals in seven matches in all competitions. He hasn’t started a Premier League game but has still been able to score two in the competition. Sturridge did start against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and scored for the Reds.
It looked like Sturridge’s time at Anfield was up prior to the season kicking off. After battling injuries and falling down the pecking order, Sturridge was loaned to West Brom for the second half of last term. He failed to stay fit during his time with the Baggies. In all, Sturridge played just six times and scored zero goals.
If the 29-year-old can continue scoring goals, he will be in high demand next summer. Liverpool may need to offer the striker a new deal midway through the current season if they hope to keep him in the future.
While 77 percent of Liverpool supporters polled want the striker to stay at Anfield, there was nearly 25 percent wanting him to leave. Sturridge’s injury history has many waiting for him to break down. If Sturridge can continue scoring, the number of supporters wanting him to leave should decrease.
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