The English striker was today confirmed as one of two players who will exit Anfield this summer.
It was only days ago that he celebrated Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham to lift the Champions League.
But the Anfield side have moved quickly to announce Sturridge’s future – as well as the future of Alberto Moreno.
Jurgen Klopp has decided not to renew the contracts of both players, meaning they won’t return to the club next season:
And it opens the door for other teams to show their interest.
So could Rangers be one of those?
Gerrard knows Sturridge very well from his time at Liverpool, playing alongside the striker for two seasons.
They formed part of a very strong team at the time alongside the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling.
Sturridge actually had his best season ever at Liverpool in the 2013/14 campaign, scoring 24 goals in 33 appearances.
Since then, he’s had to battle injuries and the emergence of some quality attacking talent in the Liverpool first team.
A loan spell at West Brom in the 2017/18 season saw him play just six times, scoring zero goals as the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League.Embed from Getty Images
Sturridge returned to Anfield to make more of an impact on Klopp’s team last season, hitting the net four times in 27 appearances and providing good backup to Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
But Liverpool have decided his time at Anfield is up – and now he’ll consider where his future is.
The link to Rangers makes sense due to Gerrard and the Ibrox club could be interested in another striker if Alfredo Morelos was to be sold this summer.
But Sturridge is only 29 and may believe he’s got more to achieve in English football before a move north of the border would interest him.
Additionally, the former Chelsea and Manchester City man would have been a big earner at Liverpool and Rangers may struggle to meet his wage demands if they could discuss terms with him.