The rumors regarding the transfer of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea to Liverpool have been circulation since the summer, but it looks like the 23 year old striker is on the verge of joining the reds during the January transfer window for £12 million.
It’s not like Chelsea don’t need a striker, but it looks like both Sturridge, who has played in only five matches so far this season (scoring one goal), only one of them as a starter and the club don’t want to continue this relationship much longer. Sturrdige enjoyed some time of prosperity and significance while Andre Villas-Boas was in charge, but after the Portuguese manager was fired he slipped back into a bench role at best under Roberto Di Matteo and Rafa Benitez.
Liverpool are waiting for the return of Fabio Borini from his three month injury, but it looks like the men in charge understand that not giving Brendan Rodgers a bit more options to use in his attack behind Luis Suarez’, the side’s only striker at the moment, will be setting the team on an impossible course to succeed this season, which has been hampered by a terrible start and after some good results, a very disappointing home defeat against Aston Villa.
Sturridge isn’t the only player who might be making his way to Anfield next month. Tom Ince from Blackpool, who used to be a Liverpool player for its youth side and is enjoying quite a breakout season with 13 goals so far in this campaign, is probably on his way back to Merseyside, with the winger likely to fetch a £4 million price for his transfer.
From Chelsea, there aren’t any official news about Sturridge’s next move. Rafa Benitez: He was training with us, he is fine. It is just a question of the club and some conversations with different options. But at the moment for me, as a coach, he is training and doing well. I can’t say too much as I don’t have much information.