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Southampton now favourites to snap up Liverpool outcast in January

| 23.11.2016

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge continues to be linked with a move away from Anfield in the January transfer window, and Southampton are the 9/2 favourites to snap him up, according to Ladbrokes.

Jurgen Klopp has opted for a style of play that suits front-three Sadio Mane, Phillipe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino perfectly.

But that means Sturridge is struggling for minutes on the pitch, and he’s reportedly keen on a move to another Premier League club that can guarantee him more game-time.

A winter move looks increasingly on the cards, with 7/4 saying he moves anywhere in January.

And failing that, it’s now just 11/8 for the England international to leave Liverpool by the end of the summer 2017 transfer window.

The Saints have been struggling for goals this season, following the departure of Graziano Pelle in the summer, and only four sides have found the net fewer times than Claude Puel’s men this campaign.

They’ve relied heavily on Charlie Austin thus far, with the 27-year-old bagging five of Southampton’s 12 Premier League goals, so they’d certainly welcome a player like Sturridge, who has 69 goals to his name in the top-flight.

Ladbrokes News’ Dave Burin said: “Southampton fans could see their prayers for a new Saint answered, with the prolific Sturridge seemingly edging closer to a South Coast switch.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

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To leave Liverpool on loan or permanent deal by end of summer 2017 transfer window – 11/8

To leave Liverpool on loan in January 2017 window – 7/4

To join Southampton on loan or permanent deal by end of summer 2017 transfer window – 3/1

To join Southampton in January 2017 transfer window – 9/2

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.