Obviously, Daniel Sturridge isn’t completely overwhelmed with his current role as a Liverpool substitute.
Of course he isn’t. He’s a top striker and even rubbish footballers aren’t content with time on the bench.
But is he leaving in January, to clubs like Stoke and West Ham? No. No, he isn’t.
This much was confirmed by James Pearce in the Echo last night, who categorically declared that the 27-year-old Englishman will not be sold this winter.
The player has not asked Jurgen Klopp to leave and the manager sees him as a crucial part of the squad, even if he currently doesn’t start in the Premier League side.
Liverpool have nine important games from now until the end of the year. Nine. Many of those come in quick succession and we know full well that Klopp likes to rotate from weekend to mid-week. As soon as January hits, we lose Sadio Mane for a month to the AFCON. This is before taking into consideration potential injuries, like the one Adam Lallana might have picked up for England last night.
There’s simply no way we’ll sell. In all likelihood, Sturridge’s chance will come soon, he’ll get a run of games and these stories will disappear.
As you were.