Liverpool are on the cusp of agreeing a new contract with their England international star Daniel Sturridge, which could net him up to £40 million over the course of the staggering deal, as reported by the Daily Express.
The contract would also tie the ultra talented striker to the Anfield club until 2019.
Sturridge is on the cusp of returning from an injury suffered while on international duty with England.
The club were not particularly happy with the circumstances surrounding that knock, with Brendan Rodgers believing that the striker was not given enough time to recover after the team’s friendly against Norway.
The new deal would net Sturridge a huge £150,000 a week wage packet, assuming he continues to play and score regularly, as he has done ever since joining the Reds from rivals Chelsea.
This would more than double his current £65,000 a week salary.
A common ground has seemingly been found, with discussions having taken place since the end of the last campaign.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to rule Daniel Sturridge out of a shock return in this weekend’s Merseyside derby against Everton, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
This would be well ahead of schedule for the England international, who injured himself while on duty with the national side.
Rodgers has repeatedly complained about the circumstances surrounding his injury, with Sturridge not given – in his view – enough time to recover from the friendly against Norway before being plunged back into training.
His injury has coincided with a downturn in form for the Anfield club, but having made a significant amount of progress, it now seems that Sturridge could possibly be available for the clash against Liverpool’s city rivals.
Despite previously denying the idea that he might be fit, Rodgers has now said that the player will be monitored up until closer to the game, to see if he’s ready.
Rodgers said: “We’ve got a number of injuries that we’re just going to give every chance to. Obviously the game is 48 hours away.
“[Sturridge] is a player who is out on the field working. Daniel and a number of others we’ll assess nearer the time. If he doesn’t make it, then he won’t be far off after that.
“He is someone that responds well to treatment and it’s gone well – he’s out on the field. There’s still a couple of days to go yet before the game. The most important thing is that he is nearer to fitness.
“He certainly won’t be match fit – he hasn’t played for a few weeks. But it would be great to have him back because he’s a wonderful player for us.”
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is hopeful of making a stunning return to action against Everton in the Premier League, having begun light training against at the club’s Melwood training ground yesterday, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
He spent the day working with a physio solo, with the player training while the rest of the side recovered from their Tuesday night Champions League excursions.
Sturridge suffered an unfortunate injury to his thigh while on duty with the England national side, and did so in a training session shortly after the game against Norway.
While Brendan Rodgers was not happy with the way that the country’s coaching staff structured the striker’s recovery time, he will surely receive a huge boost from finding out that Sturridge could be fit in time to give him another option against the club’s city rivals.
Everton fans will now be fearful that the prolific striker will return against them for the game on September 27th.