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Liverpool to Reject West Ham Sturridge Interest

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Jürgen Klopp does not want Daniel Sturridge to depart in January.

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Daniel Sturridge has not been a regular on-field contributor for Liverpool this season, playing in just 11 matches in all competitions thus far. That dip in playing time has garnered interest from rival teams looking to add a proven goalscorer in the January transfer window.

In recent days, there have been rumors of a potential West Ham approach for the dynamic striker. After all, they have displayed interest in him in previous windows.

But the latest batch of reports suggest there will be no such move in the upcoming month, as Jürgen Klopp is keen on keeping him around for depth down the stretch. In fact, no player will be sold besides the possible exception of Mamadou Sakho, according to the Mirror.

The means that the Reds will have the luxury of turning to Sturridge when Sadio Mané leaves on international duty in January, along with the continued flexibility of being able to use him off the bench. Unless the club receives an offer much higher than market value, keeping him around in the short-term probably makes the most sense.