Done Deal! West Brom Complete Signing Of This Liverpool Striker On Loan (Photo).
Daniel Sturridge has joined West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season.
The out-of-favour Liverpool striker attracted interest from several clubs in this window, including Internazionale, Sevilla and Newcastle, but had a successful medical at West Brom on Monday.
Liverpool’s FA Cup conquerors are understood to have agreed a loan fee of around £1.5m for Sturridge, who has not featured for Jürgen Klopp since the Champions League rout of Spartak Moscow in early December. He has made only five starts in all competitions this season.
Sturridge is likely to be the highest-profile transfer at Liverpool over the next few days with Klopp confirming Philippe Coutinho will not be replaced before Wednesday’s deadline.
The Liverpool manager, whose team have lost their past two matches, raising fresh scrutiny on the decision to sell Coutinho to Barcelona this month, said: “Phil Coutinho is not to replace in this transfer window. We can stop thinking about it. It is not about replacing anyone; it is about using our own opportunities, our own tools, players, tactics and formations.
“Yes, it is right we didn’t play well at Swansea but a few days before we played fantastic against Man City. We could have won at Swansea and exactly the same with the last game. It was not about creating chances, it was about different things. I don’t think Phil would have helped a lot in these situations.
“We have to get immediately back on the winning track and we need results to reach our targets. We know that but the solution is not out there in the transfer market in this moment. We always have open eyes in situations like that but it is not like there is something out there for us to get because we really think we have to use, first of all, our players.
“Unfortunately, in the moment when Phil left, Adam Lallana got an injury and that was unlucky but that cannot be the reason for getting nervous and going out to try do something. In the long term we will do a lot [in the transfer market]. In the short term I don’t think a lot will happen.”