Jurgen Klopp will reportedly block Daniel Sturridge from leaving Liverpool because it will cost too much to replace him.
The Sunday Mirror say there is “massive interest” in the striker, but the “inflated transfer market” is proving a barrier to any sale.
Apparently Sturridge will now stay unless there is a “mammoth offer”.
“The German believes that any money received for Sturridge would be dwarfed by the amount it would cost to bring in another forward of similar quality,” writes Neil Moxley.
Moxley claims that there has been “masses of interest” in the England international, though he only names previous suitors West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain as possible destinations.
This is a fairly obvious line to report, given Sturridge’s top-level quality when fit, as it would be hard to find a similar calibre of striker for a reasonable fee.
Sturridge still boasts a goalscoring rate of one every other game in a Liverpool shirt, despite struggling with myriad fitness problems since joining from Chelsea in 2012.
His best output for a single campaign remains his 25 goals and nine assists in 33 appearances in 2013/14, when the Reds came close to winning the Premier League.