According to a report from the Daily Express, Liverpool are set to allow England striker Daniel Sturridge to leave the club on loan in January.
The 28-year-old has been out-of-favour at the Merseyside club since the arrived of German boss Jurgen Klopp just over two years ago. The former Chelsea striker is currently behind Brazilian Roberto Firmino and youngster Dominic Solanke in the striking pecking order.
Highly-rated youngster Solanke recently started the Merseyside derby against Everton ahead of Sturridge.
The England international has started just five Premier League games this season, while also making four substitute appearances. However, he has scored just once and produced one assist in his top-flight appearances.
Sturridge’s situation at Liverpool now looks bleak, as he has been left out of Liverpool’s matchday squad for the last two games. The striker is unavailable for today’s trip to Bournemouth, as the Reds look to return to the top-four.
The striker still harbours hopes of making Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad. However, it seems a move elsewhere in January would be necessary to give the striker any chance of a place in the Three Lions squad.
Sturridge started at the 2014 World Cup. The striker is way down the striking pecking order with the national side, as well as at club level
A number of clubs have been linked with a temporary move for the striker. Premier League strugglers West Ham and Newcastle have both been mooted as possible January destinations for the striker. Meanwhile Italian giants AC Milan were linked with a summer move for Sturridge.
Daniel Sturridge has endured mixed fortunes at Anfield during his Liverpool career. It is fair to say that he was never Jurgen Klopp’s sort of striker and he now looks to be heading for pastures new in the winter transfer window.
Will Daniel Sturridge leave Liverpool in January?