Daniel Sturridge has slowly but surely faded into obscurity at Liverpool. The former City and Chelsea striker doesn't even make the bench for the Reds these days having his place usurped by the industrious Danny Ings.
With the World Cup just around the corner, a move seems to be in the best interests for both Sturridge and Liverpool. The Merseyside club would clear a big wage from their bill and Sturridge, should he put a run of form together, could stake his claim for a place in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad. Sturridge has made only 14 appearances this season for Liverpool scoring three goals, hardly the sort of form that will ensure him of a seat on the plane to Russia.
Sturridge needs game time, something he isn't going to get at Anfield, but there might be an exit for him on the cards as he is supposedly wanted by Italian giants Inter Milan. Sky Italy are reporting that the England striker has come to the attention of the Serie A side, who are reported to want him on loan.
It remains to be seen whether a move will materialise, Klopp will be very short on 'true' strikers if he does let him go. But perhaps they could manage will their vast array of versatile forwards, and after all Sturridge is someone that the German simply can't rely on to stay fit.
Italian football might suit Sturridge's game more. The striker sometimes looks lost when trying to play in the high press that Klopp utilises. A slower pace of game may be what's needed for Sturridge to hit a purple patch in time for the Russia 2018
The Nerazzurri currently sit third in the table nine points behind leaders Napoli and it has to be said present a much better opportunity for the striker to win domestic honours, with Pep Guardiola's City currently running away with the Premier League title.