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sturridgeLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge hasn’t been able to cement a place in the starting XI this season. The Englishman has had to deal with a number of injuries which have kept him out of the side and there are rumours that West Ham, amongst other clubs, are willing to sign him up.

Their manager, Slaven Bilic, was also speaking ahead of the clash between the two sides and claimed that the former Chelsea striker was one of the best strikers out there and as quoted by the Mirror, Bilic said:

“He’s one of the biggest talents, he’s a great player,” Bilic said. “The talent is there, the touch, the finishing, everything is great.”

The Croatian did believe that injuries have been the main reason why Sturridge has not been a regular for his teams.

“The only thing that has stopped him being a regular for club and country are the injuries.”

Bilic also stated that he would not have a problem should he sign the player up, though he highlighted that many links on transfers are actually rumours.

“He’s just a player that has been linked with us, basically, and we’ve been linked with almost every player.

“We’re always there in contention. Most of the time it’s absolutely not true, 95% of the time. But you’re asking me about Sturridge and I have no problem about that.”

Klopp has a dilemma to look into

The Liverpool manager has decided to stick with Roberto Firmino to lead the attack and that has paid great dividends so far. While the Reds have leaked goals at the back in certain games, they have scored goals for fun and Sturridge hasn’t scored a single goal in the league campaign so far.

The 27-year-old has often been linked with a move away from the Reds since losing his place in the first XI but Klopp had stated that no player from the first team would be leaving the side in the January window.

Sturridge though needs to get more games under his belt and a lack of playing time, coupled with his injuries will lead to frustration from the striker. A move away from the Liverpool side is possible in the next summer window and Klopp has been linked with a move for many other attackers.

Unless the Englishman can get his act together before the end of the season, he will be sold and West Ham won’t be the worst team to move to. The Hammers did sign Andy Carroll a few years ago, and he too was a striker with many injury problems.

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Transfer Watch: Liverpool’s midfield target scores stunning hat-trick against Mainz

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Latest Liverpool news: Liverpool target James Rodriguez scores hat-trick for Bayern Munich

Liverpool have been linked with Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, according to El Confidencial (h/t Mirror).

The 27-year-old is on loan at Bayern Munich and is set to complete his two-year spell in the Bundesliga.

The report claims that Bayern might not sign the Colombian at the end of the two-year spell and Real would be looking to sell the former Monaco star.

Rodriguez hasn’t been consistent during his time in Germany, and he was poor in Bayern’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool in their Champions League exit in midweek.

However, the Colombian returned to form for Bayern as they scored six past a hapless Mainz side

Rodriguez on fire against Mainz

The Colombian scored a brilliant hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Mainz as they kept their spot at the top of the Bundesliga.

The first goal wasn’t great but the second one was a screamer from outside the box. The Colombian then had the poise to chip the onrushing the keeper to complete his hat-trick.

Rodriguez could do a good job for us but his price point will be a big concern. The report suggests that Real would be looking at a minimum of £59m for the 27-year-old.

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The Colombian hasn’t been able to replicate his form from the 2014 World Cup at Real and Bayern, and maybe another change in scenery could get the attacker’s career back on track.

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La liga giants interested in 22-year-old Liverpool target starring in Germany

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Julian Brandt

Liverpool FC transfer news: Spanish giants interested in Liverpool target Julian Brandt

Julian Brandt is one of the brightest players in the Bundesliga, and Bild (h/t Calciomercato) reports that Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are interested in the 22-year-old.

The report claims that the Liverpool target has a release clause of €25m should Bayer Leverkusen fail to finish in the Champions League positions in the Bundesliga.

The top four in Germany make it to the Champions League with Leverkusen holding the sixth spot at the moment.

The report adds that the club is preparing for life without Brandt and the activation of the release clause.

Brandt lighting it up in the Bundesliga

The 22-year-old has scored four goals and provided nine assists in the Bundesliga this season. The German international can play in several positions across the pitch and it will be interesting to see where he lands up next season.

Liverpool could do with more attacking players, especially as cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Brandt would be a fantastic signing for the Reds given his age and potential, and his release clause isn’t that high either.

Jurgen Klopp has had a great run regarding his transfers with most of them performing well since moving to Anfield.

The Reds were busy in the transfer window in the summer and Klopp recently claimed that Liverpool would not spend huge in the summer.

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Klopp has built a formidable side at Anfield and we need just a few more quality signings to take us to another level.

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Liverpool to battle London giants for 19-year-old attacker with €30m release clause

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: Liverpool interested in Benfica youngster Jota

Liverpool are interested in 19-year-old Benfica forward Jota, also known as Joao Filipe, according to the Telegraph.

The report claims that the forward has a release clause of €30million and the youngster made his breakthrough to the first-team recently.

Liverpool face competition from Tottenham and Arsenal as they keep tabs on the teenager. The report claims that Tottenham sent scouts to watch the youngster in action during the Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb.

The youngster can play out wide or as a central striker, and the report claims that Jota could be sold before participating in this years U20 World Cup in Poland.

Benfica holding tight to their stars

Jota is another talent coming through the Benfica academy and the report claims that their president will not allow players to leave below their respective release clauses.

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Mohamed Salah

The report adds that Jota’s contract is up in 2022 and there are discussions to increase his release substantially by offering him a new deal.

Jota could be an exciting talent for the future and it is to be seen how we deal with this link. The Reds could do with more attacking options given that only Xherdan Shaqiri is an out-and-out winger in the first-team.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane don’t have a lot of competition on the wings and we have seen Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge play out wide this season.

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Spending €30m on a player with potential is certainly risky, however, Jurgen Klopp’s success rate with transfers at Liverpool has been high.

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