The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side can continue progressing up the table throughout the hectic winter period…
The Reds faithful propping up the bar have begun to enjoy themselves in recent weeks as their side continue to improve across all areas of the pitch. The defensive frailties that seemed so apparent earlier in the season are diminishing as a topic of conversation in the tavern. Instead, the Liverpool supporters are waxing lyrical about their sides devastating attacking football that has characterised their performances in recent weeks.
And the Merseyside club’s offensive line-up could be set for further improvement in January, as reports in the The Daily Express suggest Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a transfer target for the club.
The same report seems to imply that Aubameyang’s arrival at Liverpool will signal the end of Daniel Sturridge’s career at the club, with AC Milan interested in taking the England international to Serie A.
However, considering the extent of Sturridge’s decline at the club in the last three seasons, it is fair to say that his career is destined to be pursued away from Anfield regardless of Liverpool’s January transfer dealings.
So far this season, Sturridge has managed just five starts in the Premier League and zero in their Champions League fixtures, which clearly shows he has become nothing more than a bit-part player in the Liverpool squad.
Sturridge’s chances of claiming a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup finals are already diminishing with every passing fixture, but he could salvage some hope of impressing the England head coach with a move away from Liverpool in January.
The England international enjoyed remarkable success playing in a front-two alongside Luis Suarez before he left for Barcelona, so if he wishes to resurrect his stuttering career then he must ensure the tactics of the club suit his playing style.
At only 28 years-old, Sturridge has plenty of goal-scoring potential left in his locker, and he should force through a move in January to realise that potential regardless of the outcome of Liverpool’s move for Aubameyang.
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