Sturridge, who had a slight hamstring injury, has been declared by Jurgen Klopp to be in his best physical condition since the German took charge at Anfield.
However, Sturridge has not played regularly for Klopp although he has been regarded as the best natural finisher for the club as Klopp preferred the go-to man in attacks have been Roberto Firmino and Dominic Solanke.
While staff at Liverpool also recognised that he needs more games to develop his rhythm again but unfortunately Klopp seems to not trust him to do so.
The 28-year-old also wants to play at England’s World Cup squad but if he stays at Anfield, this would not be possible.
Liverpool and Klopp also acknowledged that Sturridge should be playing and are also reluctant to sell given his quality. They also want a considerable fee for the player and other clubs such as Valencia and Betis are hoping they could get him first on a loan deal.