Chelsea striker Sturridge dictates terms of move to Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge is interested in leaving Chelsea for Liverpool in the January transfer window, but the forward has made clear his demands if he is to move to Anfield, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Sturridge is said to want a weekly wage of £80,000 and a guarantee that he will be deployed as the team’s central striker, rather than be consigned to the flanks as he has largely been for Chelsea. However, there is a feeling at Liverpool that Sturridge is not worth the hefty pay packet he is said to be seeking, with the club enforcing prudency after the wild spending of the previous regime.

Under Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool paid big money in transfer fees and wages for the likes of Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, with not one of the trio later justifying the expense, the Mirror adds.

Now Brendan Rodgers has replaced Dalglish, the board is enforcing a stricter financial policy, and Sturridge is at risk of falling victim to it. After scoring 10 goals by December under former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, Sturridge has hit only five in the 12 months since.

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