After the ridiculous way in which Dejan Lovren conceded a penalty against Everton on Sunday, the Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are eager to find something different to talk about, rather than fume about it all the time.
With that in mind, a report from the Daily Mail investigating the future of Daniel Sturridge has at least given our resident Reds a transfer rumour to sink their teeth into. Indeed, they claim Daniel Sturridge is open to the idea of a move abroad this season as the January transfer window fast approaches.
The likes of Real Betis and Valencia are understood to be keen on the England international, who looks like the odd man out amid Liverpool’s wonderful attacking line, with more dynamic options having emerged during Sturridge’s lengthy injury problems.
While the 27-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best finishers in the Premier League, though isn’t getting much in the way of game time and would reportedly be keen on the idea of moving to a continental side in order to keep his World Cup dream alive.
Both the club and Jurgen Klopp are believed to agree they should sell the player, though are said to be reluctant, but a sizeable fee could change that indeed while interested parties are apparently hoping the Merseyside giants sanction a loan deal.
Sturridge is too good to sit on the bench and has quite clearly sorted his fitness out this season. It’s just Liverpool’s style has left him behind, though England could surely do with a fit and firing version of their best finisher ahead of the World Cup.
Perhaps a move to mainland Europe could be good for him.