However, he has seen his place in the pecking order fall due to consistent injury problems over the years.
The England global has been strongly linked with a move away from Anfield after falling down the pecking order behind Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
Daniel Sturridge to Inter is apparently a thing these days, falling in the category of transfer rumours no one expected, much like Theo Walcott to AC Milan.
With Benitez's side's top-earner being Jonjo Shelvey at £80,000-per-week ($108,000), the club would need to offload some players to free up their wage bill.
Inter manager Luciano Spalletti is looking for a quality forward to improve club's chances in Champions League' spot battle.
Klopp has favoured Roberto Firmino as his number nine since he took over as Liverpool coach in 2015 and his 16 goals this season are proof of why the boss has placed his trust in him.
Sturridge has had success at the Merseyside club, scoring 63 goals in his four year stint, however the England international's form has dropped - only finding the net three times this term.