It’s been a strange few weeks for the Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern. Indeed, with the signing of Virgil van Dijk and a win over Manchester City in the Premier League proving high points, their form since their famous victory at Anfield and the exit of Philippe Coutinho has seriously annoyed our punters.
Now, coming off the back of two consecutive losses, our resident Reds are ready to rage again. According to reports today, Anfield outcast Daniel Sturridge is close to joining West Brom on loan after falling down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp, though it’s not proving a popular decision amongst supporters.
Despite the fact the England international has struggled to break into an attacking trident that includes the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah, it seems many Kopites online aren’t keen on letting him go, with Liverpool in the hunt for a top four finish.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how fans reacted to the Sturridge rumours.
— Elliot Saunders (@ElliotSaunderss) January 29, 2018
I’m torn about the Sturridge move. On 1 hand, he’s a quality player, with a proven ability to score goals. On the other, his fitness has been crippled (pardon the pun) his #LFC career. Either for that or some other reason, Klopp simply doesn’t seem to trust him.
— Don't Tread on Red (@TreadyReddy) January 29, 2018
Buy VVD, spirits lifted
Sell Coutinho, mood drops
Now loaning Sturridge and not getting anyone in?
Something very underrated is the ability of a transfer to change the mental dynamic of a team. We need to make a signing, even if it's to do just that. #LFC
— Arjun (@ajvlfc) January 29, 2018
We’d be nuts to send #Sturridge out on loan! Get that donkey #Solanke out to a championship side for some experience!! Play #Firminho in the #Coutinho and stick Sturridge up top!! #LFC transfer #YNWA #DeadlineDay
— Adam Prowse (@_prowsey) January 29, 2018
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Sturridge about to join Newcastle on loan… We’re still losing players and we’re not ready to replace them.
Jurgen Klopp!! What a fool we’ve on our hands #LFC
— Nick (@nicky_fizzy) January 29, 2018