Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds' Brendan Rodgers Interested in Chelsea Striker

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIJune 11, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on April 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool Football Club scored just 47 goals in 38 games this season, a number which places them at 11th in the Premier League. To put it bluntly, the team must add offensive talent this summer.

According to the Daily Star, the Reds' new manager, Brendan Rodgers, may turn to 22-year-old Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge to solve the club's goalscoring crisis.

A versatile attacker, Sturridge has spent time on the wings, as a striker and in a supporting role for Chelsea. The left-footer's greatest qualities are his speed, on-the-ball technique and shooting and passing ability, all skills Liverpool have lacked this season.

Sturridge joined Chelsea from Manchester City in July 2009 for £3.5 million and has gone on to score 22 goals in 82 appearances for the Stamford Bridge club.

However, Sturridge fell out of favour in London towards the end of this season, finding himself demoted to a frequent role on the substitutes bench. Despite him making 41 appearances for the club this year (with 13 goals and seven assists), Sturridge has grown frustrated by his role with the Blues and may look to quit the club in the summer.

Sturridge would be leaving a Champions League trophy behind, but he could well be lured by the promise of first-team football at Anfield. 

Liverpool might have to pay up to £15 million to secure the England international's services, but given the potential he has shown at Chelsea, he could prove to be worth every penny.