Liverpool’s lack of an out-and-out striker was a huge problem last season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side still managed to field a hugely potent attack, boasting the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane.
All the while, Daniel Sturridge remained at the club for another disappointing campaign.
The England international scored a grand total of three Premier League goals in 2016/2017 and at 27, he should be at his peak.
Sadly, injuries have wreaked havoc with his career and many fans will have been expecting him to leave Anfield and find a club where he’ll be a big fish in a small pond.
Yet, according to the Mirror, Klopp has no plans to sell him this summer, because it will cost too much to replace him.
An inflated market means it’s very hard to find good value right now, and top strikers are going to cost a fortune.
Liverpool don’t think they can recoup enough from the sale of Sturridge to make it worth their while, which means another potential season of him languishing on the bench.