Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reversed his previous decision and has now told Daniel Sturridge that he is free to leave the club on loan in January.
Sturridge has struggled for playing time at Anfield this season, and finds himself not only behind the so-called “Fab Four” of Mohammed Salah, Philippe Countinho, Roberto Firminio and Sadio Mane in Klopp’s plans, but also behind Dominic Solanke in the pecking order on Merseyside.
The player still has hopes of being included in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans next summer and wants regular first-team football to highlight to the England manager that he still offers a potent goal-scoring option.
He has been linked with a move abroad, with both Valencia and Real Betis said to be interested in attracting him to La Liga, whilst West Ham are amongst the Premier League clubs which are also monitoring the situation. Sturridge has scored 63 times in 133 appearances for Liverpool.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.