Poor Daniel Sturridge. Between his frequent spells in the treatment room coupled with a style of play ill-suited to Jurgen Klopp's high octane footballing philosophy, he has fallen between the cracks at Anfield. The England striker has only featured 14 times for the club this season, scoring three goals.
With World Cup this summer on his mind, Sturridge looks set for a move to West Brom with numerous reports that the is undergoing a medical today ahead of a loan move:
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 29, 2018
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 29, 2018
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) January 29, 2018
Sturridge had been linked with a move to Italy, with Inter Milan reportedly interested. Then it was Newcastle who turned their attention to the ex-Chelsea man, having failed to bring Ajax striker Nicolai Jorgensen to Tyneside.
But it appears Strurridge has opted for relegation scrappers West Brom. The move seems like strange business from Liverpool, as there are no obvious incomings to the club to replace him. Having already lost their star man in Philip Coutinho to Barcelona, the Merseyside club would be losing their second attacking player in January, with no replacements coming the other direction.
Liverpool will be glad to have such a high wage off of their books, but the club are desperately short when in comes to proven quality in the striking positions. Danny Ings is coming off of the back of a bad injury while Solanke has yet to find his feet at the highest level. Roberto Firmino has done well to spearhead the attack this season, but any injury to the Brazilian and Liverpool's could struggle.