Daniel Sturridge's days at Liverpool could be numbered after another below-par performance from the striker on Monday night.
That is the opinion of former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy, who told BBC Radio Five Live that Sturridge may struggle to retain his place in Jurgen Klopp's side when the German has a full complement of attacking options available to him.
Sturridge started the 0-0 Premier League clash with North West rivals Manchester United at Anfield, but was replaced by Adam Lallana on the hour mark after another less-than-impressive display.
The 27-year-old scored a brace in the 5-0 EFL Cup victory over Burton Albion in September, but is yet to find the back of the net in seven Premier League appearances so far this term.
Murphy, who regularly appears on the BBC's Match of the Day programme, now believes that Sturridge could be the next big-name player to depart Liverpool, if he decides that he is not being given enough regular game time under Klopp throughout the course of the campaign.
Murphy said: "It's a difficult one with Sturridge because I think he's the most talented striker in England - the best finisher - but the way Klopp wants to play I can't see him being first choice when everybody's fit.
"The obvious reason for that is the way that he (Klopp) wants them to play without the ball.
"Daniel is obviously a superb player when they've got good possessions and lots of the ball. He's not as tenacious with his closing down and his pressing as Firmino and the other boys.
"He doesn't seem the like the type of lad to sit around on the bench. I'd be surprised if next season he was still a Liverpool player".
Ex-Bolton and Chelsea frontman Sturridge has scored 56 goals in 100 appearances for Liverpool across three-and-a-half seasons on Merseyside.
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