Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move away from Anfield, following his lack of starts for the club under Jurgen Klopp. 


However, former Red's former striker Michael Owen believes the England international should stay put. The 27-year-old has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot this season with Klopp preferring Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi up top.  

He has appeared just 13 times for the club in the Premier League in 2016/17, with only five of those appearances coming from the start, leading to Sturridge finding the net just twice this campaign. 


However, Owen still views Sturridge as Liverpool's best finisher and he's called on Klopp to keep hold of him with the Red's on course to qualify for the Champions League next season. 


Owen told Squawka, “At Liverpool, I don’t think there is a player in that squad that is as good a finisher as him, he’s a very good finisher and he will score goals if he plays consistently,” 


“The competition for the centre forwards place is between him and Origi really and Firmino plays up there on occasion as well and I actually think if he goes anywhere else the competition will be even stronger.

And of course, Liverpool aren’t in Europe this season but will be next year so there will be a lot more games. Personally, if I was him I’d want to stick around and I’d be surprised if Jurgen Klopp wanted to move him on as well.”


Many have criticised the striker for failing to adjust to Klopp's style of play, with the former Borussia Dortmund manager adopting a physical style of play at Anfield. 


Despite his reduced playing time this season, Sturridge does possess an impressive goalscoring record for the Reds with 59 goals in 112 appearances since joining from Chelsea in 2013.