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Southampton look to spend Virgil van Dijk money immediately on Liverpool star

Ex-Chelsea striker struggling to break into Liverpool team ahead of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah

SOUTHAMPTON are interested in bringing in Daniel Sturridge on loan until the end of the season, according to reports.

The sale of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool for £75million means the Saints have money to spend in January.

Southampton are interested in signing Daniel Sturridge on loan

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Southampton are interested in signing Daniel Sturridge on loan

Southampton need short-term cover for Charlie Austin, who is out injured

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Southampton need short-term cover for Charlie Austin, who is out injured

And the Telegraph report a loan move for Sturridge is on the cards with a list of targets currently being considered.

Mauricio Pellegrino desperate to add more pace to his team as sees the former Chelsea striker as an intriguing option.

Sturridge’s career has been plagued by injury, and those same issues have dogged his time at Liverpool.


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But, even if fully fit, he would struggle to get into Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead of the “Fab Four”.

Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are enjoying brilliant campaigns for the Reds.

Daniel Sturridge knows he needs to be playing regularly if he is to make England squad

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Daniel Sturridge knows he needs to be playing regularly if he is to make England squad

Daniel Sturridge celebrates a goal against Maribor during Champions League action

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Daniel Sturridge celebrates a goal against Maribor during Champions League action

Despite an impressive scoring record, Sturridge knows he needs to be playing regularly if he is make Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.

As well as a long-term goal scorer, Pellegrino needs a proven goal scorer to come in this month following an injury to Charlie Austin.

 

Southampton are in danger of being dragged into a relegation fight and will look to the transfer window to turn their fortunes around.

Theo Walcott is another striker in need of game time who could make a return to St Mary’s.