Liverpool have finally run out of patience with injury prone Daniel Sturridge.
The England international striker will be allowed to make a permanent exit from Anfield this Summer after a failed loan spell at West Bromwich Albion came to an end.
Sturridge was allowed to leave the club in order to try and gain some form and sharpness at The Hawthorns, but he struggled to make an impact as a hamstring injury restricted his time there.
The twenty-eight year old managed to make just six appearances for The Baggies and failed to score a single goal during the ill-fated loan move.
Having not been short on options during the January transfer window when he was made available, Sturridge is likely to struggle to find many takers willing to pay him anything like the money he is on at Anfield.
Any exit may end up seeing Liverpool footing a percentage of his wages in order to get him out of the club after three years of injury woes which have seen his value plummet.
He has missed out on a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup and will need to set about rebuilding a career which once looked so promising.
Quite which club that process will take place at remains to be seen – or if he can ever get back to fitness and regular football.