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Inter Milan to recruit Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge on loan

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Inter Milan are the forerunners to recruit Daniel Sturridge on loan this month after making a formal proposal to secure the forward until the end of the season.

The Milan club has reportedly submitted a “serious” proposal to sign the 28-year-old until the end of the season, which includes a substantial loan fee, the full assumption of his salary and as well as a buying option.

Inter have also made it quite clear in their professional handling of matters that they are resolute in securing Sturridge’s services, which has encouraged the forward.

However, Sevilla has also put forth an enquiry regarding Sturridge’s availability but their interest is affected by their pursuit of Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea.

While there were indications that 24-year-old had seemed certain to switch to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for the rest of the campaign, but the London club’s difficulty in the transfer market is hampering that move .

While Blues boss Antonio Conte would want to bring in striker Andy Carroll before letting the Belgium international level, the West Ham player has suffered an ankle injury which complicates any attempt for a move.

Sturridge has been handed just five starts for Liverpool this season, and following a muscle issue as well as illness he has not featured in a matchday squad since the Reds won 7-0 over Spartak Moscow on December 6.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City player is desperate to secure regular minutes in order to make England’s World Cup squad, with West Ham and Southampton also monitoring his situation.

Liverpool, initially unwilling to allow a loan move for Sturridge, placed a £30 million valuation on the marksman. However, this could change after having only received approaches over a temporary arrangement thus far, as the Merseysiders are looking to settle on the best deal for the club and player before the window closes.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool can win Premier League after “bad luck season”

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that his team can win the Premier League in the upcoming season after a “bit of bad luck last season”.

In the 2016-17 season, Liverpool had begun their title campaign strongly and were only six points behind leaders Chelsea in January but soon slumped with only one league win from then on to February, finishing fourth, 17 points behind the champions.

However, Klopp believes that his team could start the season anew with his sights primed on the top flight title, an honour that has eluded the Merseyside club for over 27 years and since the inception of the Premier League.

“We’ll be playing for the championship. We don’t start a season by not having any ambitions,” said Klopp. “We have to have our goals and I think we have a very good team now. We did have a bit of bad luck last season.”

“I think we can play a little bit better. Let’s hope everything will work very well and that there isn’t much more to improve.”

Liverpool recently won a friendly against German champions Bayern Munich by 3-0, but had an injury scare after Daniel Sturridge seemingly suffering a thigh problem while scoring the final goal.

“I can’t say but he (Sturridge) hurt his thigh,” said Klopp after the win that sets up a final for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. “He has prepared really well and I just hope it’s only a small injury and he can play again soon.”

“His goal was really great and he had another chance before that. You could see how fast he is. It is a shame and I just hope it is nothing serious.”

Jurgen Klopp reveals doubts over current Liverpool squad

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the futures of Daniel Sturridge and a number of other players are set to be reviewed by the end of the season.

Sturridge himself had missed Liverpool’s most recent game — a lamentable 3-1 defeat against Leicester City — through illness. However, speculations are pointing towards a high profile exit for the 27-year-old England International in the next transfer window.

“I have no idea what happens in the summer,” Klopp said. “It is not only Daniel but a lot of players.”

“Daniel was not in training for eight or nine days because of a virus infection,” he explained further on Sturridge’s absence.

“We have to bring him back to the best shape possible and then bring this season to an end as successfully as possible. Then we will make decisions and speak about Daniel and any other players about what will happen at the end of the season. A lot of things will influence this and we can speak about it when it is time.”

Joe Hart could also prove to be the subject another high profile move in the Premier League this summer, after Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said that he is “so happy” with the goalkeepers in his current squad, Willy Caballero and Claudio Bravo.

“I’m so happy with Willy and Claudio. We are going to talk about it (Joe Hart’s future) at the end of the season,” the Catalan said.

When asked if he will be signing another goalkeeper to City, Guardiola replied: “I will decide about that at the end of the season. I trust a lot in both and we’ll decide – not just the goalkeepers, the midfielders, wingers, strikers, full-backs – we are going to decide at the end of the season.”

Liverpool edges Tottenham with Sturridge double

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Liverpool edged Tottenham by 2-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup thanks to a Daniel Sturridge brace.

Reds Manager Jurgen Klopp may have made 11 changes to the team at Anfield, but the players looked just as formidable and confident. In comparison, Spurs made just one less change, and was just unable to do enough as Liverpool proved their creativity in front of goal.

Sturridge – who himself had been experiencing a goal drought this season – had been left out as an unused substitute last weekend against West Brom.

However, the England international needed less than ten minutes to put his name on the scoresheet. He reacted quickly to poke it above keep Michael Vorm from close range in under nine minutes.

After half-time and a couple of wasted chances, Sturridge tried a little feint to put Vorm down. But when the keeper didn’t buy it, Sturridge simply slotted the ball between his legs and into the net, doubling Liverpool’s advantage.

Spurs – who started with eight players aged 23 or under – were by no means overawed but struggled in going forward before Vincent Janssen slammed home a penalty when substitute Erik Lamela was fouled.

The latter stages saw Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino on his knees in frustration as his team put pressure on the Reds but wasted opportunities. It also saw Sturridge curled against the bar with the outside of his left foot, and substitute Danny Ings with one-on-one chance saved as Liverpool moved into Wednesday’s draw.