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.