Gary Neville questions Daniel Sturridge exit

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has claimed that Liverpool were “crazy” to allow Daniel Sturridge to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window.

Sturridge had been strongly linked with a move to Newcastle United, but it was West Bromwich Albion that swooped to land the England forward on a deal until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Neville has said that Liverpool’s lack of options in the final third could end up costing them if Roberto Firmino – who has 19 goals in all competitions this season – picks up a problem.

“I’m looking at that list of ins and outs and it’s gone under the radar. And I look at Sturridge. People are saying ‘Sturridge isn’t playing anymore, it’s not a big loss’,” Neville told Sky Sports News.

“Firmino gets injured for two months. Liverpool are in the Champions League and are trying to get into the top four… Danny Ings and [Dominic] Solanke. Were they wise to let him go? It just seemed a crazy one for me for a massive risk.”

 Sturridge has only scored three times in 15 appearances for Liverpool this season.