Daniel Sturridge's time at Liverpool has finally come to an end, as the ​club announced this week that the 29-year-old will leave Anfield when his contract expires at the end of the month.

The former England international has endured another season of inactivity and poor form for the Reds, making just four starts in the Premier League and two in the Champions League (he was an unused substitute for Liverpool's victory in the final).

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané are guaranteed starters when fit, and Champions League hero Divock Origi is ahead of him in the pecking order. But Sturridge won't be short of offers in the summer when it comes to picking his next club.

Here are six contenders to sign him and how likely a move to each side would be.

6. Tottenham


Mauricio Pochettino is an admirer of Sturridge and could be keen on bringing him to London this summer after his ​Liverpool contract expires. Spurs are on the lookout for another backup striker as they target more firepower, which was clearly lacking against Liverpool in Madrid.

Available on a free, the 29-year-old wouldn't worry Harry Kane in terms of playing time, but could arrive as the replacement for Fernando Llorente, whose contract is also up in the summer.

There is no question Sturridge still has what it takes at the highest level, and to think he is the man who reached 50 goals for Liverpool in fewer games than Luis Suárez, Michael Owen, Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, only four seasons ago, ​Tottenham would have a bargain.

Likelihood rating: 3/10

5. West Ham

Manuel Pellegrini

Andy Carroll has suffered a lot of injury problems since joining ​West Ham from Liverpool in 2013, and will also be looking for a new team after West Ham confirmed he would be leaving the club this summer. Could another former Liverpool forward be his replacement? Sturridge would certainly give Manuel Pellegrini's side an extra option in attack.

Marko Arnautović and Javier Hernandez are both being linked with a move away from the London Stadium, meaning West Ham could be on the search for a new target man. Maxi Gomez of Celta Vigo has been linked with a move to east London, but with Tottenham also keen, a fee of £43.5m to activate his release clause would be required.

Sturridge would be the more feasible option and the fact he has proven Premier League experience and will cost the Irons nothing means Pellegrini should at least present an offer to the forward.

Likelihood rating: 5/10

4. New York City FC

David Villa

It remains to be seen whether Sturridge would swap Merseyside for the Bronx, but it has been rumoured that he could replace David Villa, who left the club to join Vissel Kobe in Japan in December last year.

Should the Birmingham-born striker want to get involved in Major League Soccer, he, like Villa, could also leave an indelible mark on the club's short history. The fact Sturridge has Premier League pedigree must make him an attractive option.

Romanian Alexandru Mitriță, Libyian Ismael Taj​ouri-Shradi and Brazilian Héber are the only recognised strikers amongst the New York ranks, so Sturridge would provide a significant upgrade on the trio.

Likelihood rating: 5/10

 3. Rangers

Steven Gerrard

Rangers will no doubt be in the market for reinforcements this summer as they look to overhaul their current squad ahead of the new campaign and challenge their archrivals Celtic for the Scottish title. 

Alfredo Morelos is target for a number of clubs around Europe following his impressive displays for the Scottish side, though Rangers and Gerrard are understandably keen for the Colombian international to remain at Ibrox. Kyle Lafferty is excepted to leave, with Jermaine Defoe the sole remaining option in attack.

The idea of playing under former teammate Gerrard could also be a factor in Sturridge's decision, should he decide to swap Anfield for Ibrox.

Likelihood rating: 5/10 

2. Newcastle

Newcastle United v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Sturridge played under Rafael Benitez during the Spaniard's brief spell at Chelsea. The ​Newcastle boss will be on the lookout for striking options, with Ayoze Perez's future up in the air, and the club stalling on making a deal for Salomon Rondon following his loan spell with the Magpies.

Rondon made 30 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League for the Magpies this season, netting on 11 occasions. However, with the forward back at parent club West Brom, the Toon are yet to act in signing him on a permanent deal, allowing other clubs to enter the race for the Venezuela international. 

If Rondon isn't bought, and Perez does leave Tyneside, then surely Newcastle would look to Sturridge to fill the void. He'd be available for free, after all.

1. Leicester City

Brendan Rogers

​Leicester seems the most likely destination for the former England international. Brendan Rodgers played a crucial role in helping Sturridge during the Northern Irishman's time at Anfield. On a free transfer, it is a no brainer for the Foxes, who could partner Sturridge with Jamie Vardy next season.

The peak of his career was undoubtedly the 2013/14 campaign under Rodgers, when Sturridge netted 21 goals in 26 appearances in one of his few healthy seasons - one which almost culminated in a league title for the Reds.

With Shinji Okazaki on his way out, Leicester's attack remains somewhat threadbare, with Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho usually tasked with leading the charge.

As Leicester chase European football next season, they should look no further than the Liverpool man, who presents a viable option off the bench to replace Vardy, and should do a job for Rodgers once more.

Likelihood rating: 7/10