Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing up a reunion with Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge in the summer, according to The Sun.

The Foxes manager almost won the Premier League with the England international a key player for him, and it appears that the former Celtic coach wants to work with him once again.

Although there is a lot of attacking talent at Leicester, there isn’t as much as Rodgers would like in the forward area with just Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Shinji Okazaki available to him as natural players down the middle.

If the Foxes are to improve then they need to bolster their numbers in that part of the pitch, and it appears their manager has identified the man he wants to bring in to do just that.

Sturridge is out of contract with Liverpool in the summer, and given how far down the pecking order he currently is at Anfield, and the large number of injuries he has had in recent times, he is expected to depart Merseyside at the end of the season.

There has been talks about the England ace heading to America to play in the MLS, but Leicester could be set to give him another chance in this country, under a manager who knows how to utilise him and get the best out of him.

The 29-year-old has been at Liverpool for seven seasons, but with Jurgen Klopp having the likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane currently in his set up, and with Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke out on loan gaining more game time and experience, there is little chance of Sturridge extending his spell at Anfield.

One thing which could put a spanner in the works of Leicester signing him though, may be the outcome of a hearing into alleged betting activities which is hanging over the forward. A verdict is expected later this month and if the attacker picks up a ban, any chances of him heading to the King Power Stadium could be seriously affected.


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