Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will ask to be allowed to leave the club in January.
That’s according to a report by The Mirror in which it is claimed that the England international is concerned about his chances of making it into Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.
The twenty-eight year old was left out of the recent squad to face Germany and Brazil by his national manager and feels he needs to be playing more to cement a place on the plane to Russia next Summer.
Despite scoring goals against Maribor and Huddersfield Town recently, Sturridge has seen himself left on the bench for the victories over West Ham United and Southampton.
And, in an ironic twist, those are likely to be two of the Premier League teams that rekindle old interest in signing him when the Winter transfer window opens in the new year.
Newcastle United could also be tempted into making an offer to sign the former Manchester City and Chelsea man should Jurgen Klopp decide to let him move on halfway through the campaign.
Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has seen his promoted side struggle for goals so far this season and could decide to put in an offer – and that could be a loan bid.
Klopp could decide to let Sturridge go out on loan for the remainder of the season if he is sympathetic to his plea for more first-team football ahead of the World Cup.
Paris Saint Germain made a call last season about taking Sturridge on loan, but Klopp refused to let him make the move and decided to keep him in the squad for this season.
He may change his mind given what appears a lack of faith in the striker.