The Liverpool supporting punters here in the Transfer Tavern are resigned to the fact that their only way into the Champions League next season will be to win the Europa League, which is likely to be a tough task.
Talk among the group of Reds followers here in the Tavern has turned towards which players boss Jurgen Klopp needs to recruit in the summer, in order to ensure they make a genuine challenge for a top four finish next season.
Our landlord has spotted some potentially bad news for Reds fans on the transfer front in today’s Guardian, who are reporting that Daniel Sturridge is a £50 million target for French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The England striker has struggled with injuries for the last couple of years and it would appear that Liverpool may have a decision to make in the summer.
The French giants are on the hunt for a replacement for Edinson Cavani who looks set to leave the Parisians in the summer and Sturridge is a key target.
One Liverpool fan is at the Tavern’s cocktail bar and he thinks that £50 million is very tempting, but suggests that the club should stick by Sturridge for one more season, particularly given his record in front of goal when fit.
Liverpool fans, would you welcome the departure of Sturridge? Who would you like to see replace the England man?