Good luck, Juventus!
Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool are not a selling team and will not lose our best players in the regularity we have been during windows before his arrival.
Still, publications will continue to link our stars away from Anfield, even if the stories are potentially fabricated.
Today, Calciomercato, an Italian transfer outlet, claims that perennial Serie A champions Juventus want Divock Origi to bolster their striking options – and if they miss out – will turn to Daniel Sturridge instead.
The report says they want rid of Mario Mandzukic and want a younger, quicker option in Origi – but will happily settle for Sturridge if we’re desperate to keep hold of the Belgian.
Neither Origi nor Sturridge are automatic starters right now, but both will play a very important role this term. At the moment, Roberto Firmino plays centre-forward because of his ability to press and hold up the ball, but Origi and Sturridge are far more natural goal-scorers.
We can’t even fathom the kind of transfer fee it would require for Liverpool to sell Origi, while 27-year-old Sturridge would be just as dear. Unless one of the forwards openly requests an exit, which we can’t see happening – this one’s a non-starter.