Southampton are taking a look at providing Daniel Sturridge a approach out of his Liverpool nightmare by taking him on a six-month mortgage deal.
In a uncommon transfer that might see the Saints signal one of many Reds’ stars relatively than the opposite approach round, the Telegraph understands that Mauricio Pellegrino needs to lure the striker to St Mary’s in January.
Sturridge has struggled to nail down a daily beginning berth in Jurgen Klopp’s two-year spell on Merseyside because of the wealth of attacking expertise on the German’s disposal.
And the Telegraph completely claims that the England worldwide should look elsewhere for first-team soccer if he harbours hopes of being a part of Gareth Southgate’s 23-man occasion for subsequent summer season’s World Cup in Russia.
The connection between the 2 golf equipment seems to have thawed after Southampton agreed to promote Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool on Wednesday in a world-record £75m deal for a defender.
That transfer got here within the wake of the Saints refusing to do enterprise with the Anfield-based membership after they illegally approached the Dutch centre-half in the summertime and, with issues rosy between the pair once more, Southampton might strive their luck in engaging Sturridge to the south coast.
Ain’t mad at this cos Studge wants video games . I actually don’t desire him to depart cos he is high quality and he’ll be banging them in repeatedly
— Mr Davis (@virgochild69) December 28, 2017
Southampton haven’t precisely been prolific beneath Pellegrino’s tutelage thus far this time period, with Charlie Austin the primary supply of their targets.
Austin, nonetheless, pulled up with a hamstring damage within the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield just lately and, with the likes of Shane Lengthy and Manolo Gabbiadini shot-shy in entrance of purpose, Pellegrino could dip into the marketplace for a brand new marksman.
Sturridge has solely notched three targets in 14 video games himself in 2017/18 however he could rediscover his goalscoring contact with an prolonged run in a crew away from Liverpool.
Saints followers could have doubts concerning the 28-year-old’s potential to remain match however, with possibilities at a premium to impress with the Reds, it could possibly be in Sturridge’s greatest pursuits to depart quickly and play soccer with one other Premier League outfit.