Manchester United clearly are in desperate need of firepower in attack at the moment. Would Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge be the answer?
Manchester United and Liverpool clearly share a very bitter rivalry and the notion that the two teams would be willing to do business with each other is immediately rubbished by many.
After all, the last Liverpool player to move from Anfield directly to Manchester United was Allenby Chilton and that was in the year 1938. The two teams avoiding business with each other is a testament to their bitter hate and divide among the fans.
Therefore, the very notion that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge making a move to Manchester United will be scoffed upon unanimously and with very good reason.
Nonetheless, strange things have happened in football and United should look at the possibility of signing Sturridge during the January transfer window considering the circumstances surrounding the striker at the moment.
It is clear to see that Sturridge has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp and the 27-year-old has understandably been left frustrated by the lack of minutes coming his way.
Therefore, there has been widespread speculation that Sturridge could be looking to leave Liverpool in search of regular first team football as well as due to his frosty relationship with Klopp and the likes of West Ham United and Stoke City have already been linked with a move for the attacker.
It does look like Liverpool could sell Sturridge if he is disrupting the wonderful harmony at Anfield and now the question is, should United try and sign the striker with a big offer?
Sturridge is a quality striker and if fit, the 27-year-old would surely be a fantastic addition to the current United lineup. From purely a footballing perspective, Sturridge would surely love a chance to become the star man at Old Trafford rather than spend time on the bench at Liverpool or indeed join the likes of West Ham and Stoke City, with all due respect to the two teams.
Upon his hypothetical arrival, Sturridge would be the main man at Old Trafford and with Zlatan Ibrahimovic entering the twilight of his career, the move certainly would make sense.
However, the biggest challenge would be to convince Liverpool into selling and potentially strengthening their fiercest rivals. Liverpool are clearly enjoying United’s current struggles and it was not long back that United refused to sell them Gabriel Heinze even after the defender demanded a move to Anfield.
That said, United do have loads of money and a bid of around £30-40 million would perhaps tempt Liverpool as other teams would surely not be willing to fork out so much for Sturridge. Honestly, Sturridge joining United from Liverpool is a very minute possibility but hey, there is no harm in trying right?