Daniel Sturridge has chosen a move to West Bromwich Albion over Newcastle for “family reasons”, with the Birmingham born striker opting for a loan switch to the West Midlands outfit till the end of the season. Newcastle were seriously looking at landing Sturridge after failing in their pursuit of Nicolai Jorgensen, but the 28 year old has picked the Hawthorns as his next destination as he makes a last ditch attempt to make the English squad. Albion will cover the entirety of Sturridge’s wages- £120,000 a week, and will pay a loan fee, rumoured to be around the £2m mark. Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, who recently left for Barcelona, both joined Liverpool in January 2013.
Sturridge has scored only three goals for Liverpool this season Continue reading
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva seems to be enjoying himself in Italy with Lazio, and here he is, with an assist for Adam Marusic in the Biancocelesti’s clash against AC Milan over the weekend at the San Siro. Unfortunately for Lazio, they went down 2-1 to the Rossoneri, with Cutrone scoring a controversial handball goal Continue reading
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has named Lorius Karius as the Reds No.1 goalkeeper and has said that the 24 year old will be given an extended run under the sticks. Karius had made four league appearances for the Reds this season and was in goal for their thrilling 4-3 win over league leaders Man City at Anfield. He was also Klopp’s No.1 for all six of Liverpool’s Champions League group games as well as the recent FA Cup win over Everton, which saw Virgil van Dijk score on debut for the Reds.
From an admittedly small sample (he’s made only 4 PL appearances this season, as mentioned before), Karius has conceded more goals than saved shots. However, Liverpool are YET to lose a game this season when he’s been in goal.
Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet, who last played for the Reds against Burnley on New Year’s Day, has said that he will consider his future at Anfield, with one eye on the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell Daniel Sturridge in the winter transfer window, but want £30m for the striker. Sturridge is apparently desperate for a move in order to gain more playing time before the World Cup- his last Liverpool appearance was over a month ago in the 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow in the Champions League.
The Reds will not stand in his way if he wants a move, but want £30m for move, with a loan switch apparently not an option at this stage of the winter transfer window. Continue reading