According to ESPN, Liverpool are prepared to let Daniel Sturridge leave this summer but are unwilling to see Danny Ings go out on loan.
There is no questioning the quality that Sturridge has but over the course of his career, he has been let down by his injury record and never really came close to maximising his potential.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are Jurgen Klopp’s first choice forwards and given the pair’s brilliant fitness, Sturridge has seen little of the pitch even when he has been fit.
As such, Liverpool are ready to listen to offers this month for the 28-year-old striker with the World Cup in Russia not that far away. According to ESPN’s Peter O’Rourke, West Ham and Southampton are long-term admirers and are weighing up moves.
On the other hand, Liverpool will not allow Danny Ings to go out on loan this month as Jurgen Klopp does not want to be found wanting if any of his first choice attackers suffer injury.
This means that Premier League clubs that are interested, such as West Brom and Southampton, will either need to wait until the summer or will need to find other targets.
Having been named on Klopp’s bench for the last two games in all competitions, it’s clear that Ings has usurped Sturridge in the squad pecking order and will be his go-to-guy in emergency situations.
What do you think? Should Klopp be selling Ings and keeping Sturridge or has the boss got it right?