The failure to recruit a suitable strike partner for Luis Suarez has made Brendan Rodgers’ need to sign a striker in the January transfer window as a must. And the Liverpool management has taken a significant step in that direction by starting negotiations with Chelsea for getting the services of the young English striker Daniel Sturridge in the upcoming winter transfer window, according to reports from the Daily Mirror.
Liverpool had also made a desperate move for a loan deal for the same striker in the August window after letting go Andy Carroll only to be rebuffed by Chelsea. This time around, with Sturridge approaching his last year of contract and the striker failing to impress (his only fruitful stint was the loan spell at Bolton) Chelsea would be definitely interested in selling if the right offer (touted to be around £15m) comes through.
Given the fact that Chelsea are in the hunt for signing up the Colombian ace Radamel Falcao, extracting the right price for Sturridge would be beneficial for the London outfit to soften the huge purse they might need to cough up. Liverpool, in addition to the missing striker need a wide player on the left as Borini’s absence through injury has created vacancy in both these slots, and Sturridge with his ability to play in the flanks in addition to his preferred central position would be the right fit for Brendan Rodgers for building a team that can push for the much craved elusive Champions League spot in the Premiership.