Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge is close to signing a new long-term deal that could fetch him £150,000 per week. Sturridge, 25, who is recovering from a thigh problem and missed Wednesday night’s defeat in Basle, has been a huge success since joining 18 months ago.
He still has four years left on the terms that were agreed after his £12million arrival from Chelsea. But Liverpool are ready to reward his progress with a new contract, which would be heavily incentivized on his performances and run to the summer of 2019.
Talks had been planned for the end of last season but were put on hold due to the World Cup.
England manager Roy Hodgson has agreed not to pick Sturridge for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers and so avoided a club versus country row. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said after Wednesday night’s defeat in Basle: ‘I’ve spoken to Roy today and he accepts that he (Sturridge) is not fit and he has to use the next two weeks to get fit for his club which is the priority.’