Pundit tears into Sturridge with strong words on his divisive influence

Date published: Wednesday 14th August 2019 9:11

Daniel Sturridge only plays for himself and is too disruptive an influence, according to outspoken former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan.

The former Liverpool striker is a free agent this summer, having left Anfield at the end of his contract and is reportedly weighing up offers from six clubs around the world.

However, with none of those clubs understood to be from the Premier League, Jordan believes that is pretty telling and says if he were still in the game, he would also give the striker a wide berth.

Jordan told talkSPORT: “No. Not in any parallel universe would I sign Daniel Sturridge. 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.

“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.

“He’s one of those players who plays entirely for himself. He is, in my view, all about himself.”

According to reports on Tuesday, Sturridge will pick from DC United, Real Betis, Bologna, Marseille, Fenerbahce and Besiktas as he weighs up his next move.


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