Stamford Bridge forward closing in on Anfield move.
Daniel Sturridge is poised to become the first big mover of the transfer widow when he joins Liverpool for £12million.
The Reds are now finalising the deal, although it will not be done in time for Sturridge to make his debut against Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday night.
However, the former Manchester City hitman is expected to be at the game, and could be available for Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Mansfield.
Brendan Rodgers has captured Sturridge, who he knows him from his days at Chelsea, after pursuing him for most of his six-month Liverpool reign.
The Reds boss failed to land him in the summer but Sturridge rejected a loan move, claiming he wanted to leave Stamford Bridge permanently.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Though Liverpool have been finding the net with relative ease in recent weeks, three goals against QPR and four at home to Fulham over the Xmas period, the addition of a proven Premier League performer like Daniel Sturridge can’t come a moment too soon.
Brendan Rodgers still has hopes of securing a Champions League berth for next term and needs to offer support to overworked Uruguayan Luis Suarez.
Daniel Sturridge is probably chomping at the bit to make an impact at Liverpool and the passion to prove any doubters wrong, having spent much of last year warming the Blues bench, could well work in the Anfield side’s favour.
Liverpool sit in tenth place after an up and down season and sit some ten points off fourth spot though do have a game in hand over all sides that sit between themselves and Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League spot at present.
Sturridge has made just one Premier League start this season and the 23 year old has made a total of 96 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 24 goals in the process though it is worth noting that 47 of those appearances came from the bench such has been his bit-part role at the West London club.
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