Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has questioned Daniel Sturridge's abilities to regain his top form back and suggested the striker and the Reds should consider what is best for both the parties at the end of the season.
The England international moved to Anfield from Chelsea in January 2013 and was a key player during Brendan Rodgers' spell at Liverpool. The Northern Irishman was replaced by Jurgen Klopp in October 2015 and Sturridge has struggled to impress the former Borussia Dortmund manager.
Sadio Mane missed the majority of the Merseyside club's fixtures in all competitions due to his participation at the 2017 African Cup of Nations with Senegal. The former Southampton forward returned to action in Liverpool's 1-1 draw against Chelsea on 31 January.
In Mane's absence, Sturridge has struggled to impress with his goal scoring abilities and Redknapp believes the former Manchester City and Chelsea striker does not fit Klopp's high-pressing playing style.
"I think it's a delicate one with Daniel Sturridge. What we all see is a great talent and if you're any club manager you're always nervous to let talented players go because they can come back and make you look a bit of a fool," Redknapp told Sky Sports.
"Daniel Sturridge, though, has got to start playing better. Otherwise the question you've asked me will be correct and his days will be numbered there.
"I don't see him as being Liverpool's best striking option because of the way Jurgen Klopp wants to play. You've got Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho, so I think it's coming to a bit of a crossroads.
"Not today, but at the end of the season Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge have to weigh up what's for the best.
"You don't get enough game time out of him and when he does play, he doesn't show enough quality at this present moment. He has done previously, but something isn't quite right with him."