Injured Daniel Sturridge is no longer on Jurgen Klopp’s future plans
The Merseyside giants activity during the transfer window are the major theme of the British press speculations. Former Liverpool star Phil Thompson believes the club’s owners are looking to sell striker Daniel Sturridge.
The-26-year old England international striker has made just 60 league appearances for the Anfield club since joining in 2013, and Jurgen Klopp revealed yesterday that he’s little idea when the forward will return from injury.
Sturridge, 26 has a stunning scoring record on Liverpool, but Klopp will undoubtedly be concerned with the England striker’s inability to stay fit.
And Phil Thompson, who made 340 appearances for the Merseyside giants, claims the club’s owners are desperate to cash-in on the injury-prone finisher.
While speaking about Daniel Sturridge’s possible leave, Thompson said: “There’s only so far you can go with Sturridge.’
“You can’t build a team around him. You can’t even build a forward line around him.
“It’s hard to envisage going forward with a player like that.
“I think they [the owners] will be looking at him, how many minutes he played, how old he is, wondering how much they can get for him.”
Liverpool still have a chance to complete the deal for long-term target Alex Teixeira
Liverpool are desperate to finalize the transfer terms for the explosive Brazilian Alex Teixeira, but the Ukrainian club officials rejected another £29m bid, arguing that Teixeira costs much more.
According to sources, Liverpool are going to launch the third £31m bid, for the Brazilian star.
Alex Teixeira is in stunning conditions; the rapid Brazilian attacker has already netted 26 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions for the Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk.
Teixeira, 26 also confirms the interest and wishes to join Liverpool: “I would like to move in this transfer window and have told them [Shakhtar] that. They have received a very good offer and they are working on a solution. But if I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer.
“After six years in Europe and with Shakhtar we are ready to move and I have spoken to my wife and daughter.
“It is my desire to move to a big league and I know that the English league is very strong. I am ready and I know that I will grow up a lot there. I am aware that two big clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea are interested but I haven’t given my word to either of them.”
Former Liverpool star John Barnes believes, Liverpool officials will launch the Deadline Day bid to complete the deal for Alex Teixeira.
“January is a time of rumour and hearsay, but I hope to see the Brazilian come to Anfield before Monday’s deadline,” Barnes said.
“I’ve watched him a lot in the Champions League in recent seasons and he looks like a player who could come in and be a big part of the team for the next four to five years.
“I would be wary of matching Shakhtar Donetsk’s massive valuation of him, but I can see late negotiations between the clubs happening.”
Liverpool are going to launch the Deadline Day bid for Cristiano Ronaldo’s former teammate
The Merseyside giants have been impressed by the in-form Mexican, who has been scoring for fun since joining Bayern Leverkusen after being booted out of Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal.
Striker Hernandez, 27, has smashed 19 goals in 21 games since his £7million move to the Bundesliga last summer.
Sources close to the player – nicknamed Chicharito or Little Pea – suggest that he would like another crack at the Premier League, and this has alerted Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who are seeking cover for injured attackers Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Divock Origi.
Hernandez spent last season on loan at Spanish giants Real Madrid but was told by Dutchman Van Gaal on his return that he had “only one per cent chance” of playing for him, which forced the forward to move to Germany.
With United failing to find the net on a regular basis this season, it is another black mark against Van Gaal’s managerial skills – one Liverpool seems keen to exploit.
Another Barclays Premier League giants Arsenal are also interested in increasing the offensive options and land Chicharito at the Emirates Stadium.
Probably it is unbelievable but at the same time totally believable that Chicharito will leave the Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in favour to rejoin the Barclays Premier League football.
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