It doesn’t look like there’ll be any exciting incoming deals today, despite the fact most Liverpool fans would love some deadline day business.
But some players will certainly be allowed to depart. Mamadou Sakho is in London to discuss personal terms with Crystal Palace, but it remains to be seen whether the two clubs can broker a deal. Jordan Williams will leave permanently to join Charlton, while Connor Randall is similarly available to a lower league suitor.
But it’s the future of Daniel Sturridge that has pricked the ears of supporters today, with former Premier League striker and Liverpool fan Mickey Quinn tweeting to his followers that West Ham were considering a bid for our out of form attacker.
Just heard @WestHamUtd want Sturridge today
— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) January 31, 2017
We researched the claim and a source at Anfield told us that West Ham’s interest is genuine. (This isn’t surprising, as they desperately need a forward and have bid recklessly for plenty of them so far this window.)
The new information we received however was that the board have left the bid entirely in Jurgen Klopp’s hands, aware that the attacker isn’t a long-term part of his plans.
They told us that Klopp is likely to offload Sturridge in the summer, having been unimpressed by his form this January. He’s started four of our eight matches this month, but only really performed in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland, putting in appalling performances against Southampton in both EFL Cup semi-final legs.
If West Ham had arrived with a bid earlier in the month, Liverpool could have lined up a replacement, but because of there’s just hours left until the window closes, Sturridge is likely to stay put.
This is purely because Klopp wants to keep backup options for our continued top-four fight, but rest assured, Roberto Firmino will be the starting centre-forward with Coutinho and Sadio Mane either side come February.
Unless Sturridge re-finds his pace and form, it looks like his Liverpool tenure is sadly fizzling out.