Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Chelsea in the January transfer window and appears to have chosen Anfield as his favoured destination.
The striker is considered to be on the transfer list for many clubs but he has set his sights on a move to Liverpool. It is thought that talks have already begun between the Reds and Chelsea over a £15million deal.
Sturridge has become more and more frustrated at his lack of playing time, particularly through the middle, and it appears as though he is surplus to requirements given interim manager Rafa Benitez’s wish to keep picking the underperforming Spaniard Fernando Torres.
After signing from Manchester City for £6.5million in 2009, Sturridge struggled to break into the 1st team at Stamford Bridge side and he was loaned out to Bolton Wanderers in January of 2011. During this time he found some form and confidence as he scored eight goals in twelve Premier League games.
He continued this good form upon returning to Stamford Bridge for the 2011-2012 campaign but struggled to maintain these standards during the second half of the season.
Sturridge who has scored 24 goals in 95 appearances for Chelsea has now fallen increasingly out of favour following the arrivals of the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, and Victor Moses in the summer.
Liverpool made a failed attempt to acquire him on loan in the summer but manager Brendan Rodgers has been assured funds will be available to enable a permanent deal in the New Year, and Sturridge himself is clearly keen on the move away from West London.