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Former Liverpool man Daniel Sturridge heading to Turkey

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Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor has apparently made an offer to the free agent.

According to Sky Sports, the 29-year-old England international, and Champions League winner has an offer.

He did not have his contract renewed by Liverpool. It expired at the of the 2018/19 season.

Managing only 18 appearances for the Reds last season, he was deemed surplus to requirements by Jurgen Klopp.

He finds himself behind the likes of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

His record for Liverpool since joining in 2013 Chelsea boasts 67 goals in 160 appearances. He has failed to find the net since September 2018.

His career has been continuously hampered by injuries

If Sturridge makes the move to Trabzonspor, he would find himself playing Europa League football. Plus most certainly fighting for the Turkish championship.

Being a free transfer, he is likely to be offered very lucrative terms by the Turkish football team. This will include a sizable signing bonus.

There has been no comment at yet from Sturridge or his representatives.

It will definitely be different from the glitz and glam he is used to in the Premier League. The hostile environment on game day will be an eye-opener too.

Perhaps a word with former Liverpool legend Graeme Souness. He may give him a heads up as to what to expect from the passionate supporters.

The Turkish Super League has seen a recent influx of world-renowned players. In fact, recent statistics show, that foreign players get more playing time in the Turkish League than homegrown players do.

Perhaps their most notable import in recent years was Robin van Persie. He had a short stint  Fenerbache in recent years.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JUNE 02: James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Adam Lallana of Liverpool with the UEFA Champions League trophy on board a parade bus after winning the UEFA Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid on June 2, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)