Anfield side aim to boost strikeforce.
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Liverpool have opened negotiations with Chelsea to sign their forward Daniel Sturridge, according to a number of UK newspapers this morning.
The reason talks have begun so early is that the Reds hope to secure a deal as close to January 1st as possible – the date that the next transfer window opens, of course.
Liverpool hope a bid of £15m will tempt Chelsea into a sale, after failing to bring the Blues man in on a temporary basis in the summer.
Chelsea weren’t interested in a loan deal, and the temptation of hard cash might prove difficult to resist.
The difficulty for Brendan Rodgers is that Daniel Sturridge has been increasingly vocal in recent months of his desire to play as a central striker – much like Theo Walcott at Arsenal.
Similarly to Walcott though, Sturridge’s most effective games for his club have come from wide right, and it will be up to Rodgers to convince the England international that the fluidity of his formation will allow Sturridge to crop up in central areas at times.
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