Wednesday, 14 August 2019

'Daniel Sturridge is a problem player'

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes Daniel Sturridge has not found a club since being released by Liverpool because he is a 'problem player'.

Sturridge's six years at Anfield came to an end when his contract expired at the end of last season, having scored 67 goals in 160 appearances. 

And Jordan believes Sturridge hasn't been signed by another team because of his attitude, rather than the injury problems that regularly hindered him at Liverpool.

'Not in any parallel universe would I sign Daniel Sturridge,' Jordan told talkSPORT. 'Not for me. I wouldn't even give him a pay-as-you-play deal.

'I wouldn't want Sturridge in my dressing room or at my training ground around younger players.

'I think the conventional wisdom in the game is that Daniel Sturridge is a troubled, problem player.

'He's a very, very, very talented footballer but he's a divisive influence. Jurgen Klopp has never had him since day one he arrived at Liverpool.'

The 29-year-old Sturridge is weighing up offers from Turkey and the MLS for his next move.

He has interest from more than 13 clubs across the globe. Turkish club Fenerbahce are willing to offer a three year contract worth £60,000 a week while rivals Besiktas and Trabzonspor are also keen.

Marseille, Eintracht Frankfurt, Real Betis and Atalanta have also expressed an interest.


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