Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Daniel Sturridge set for Anfield exit

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on J
Image: Could Daniel Sturridge be leaving Liverpool in January?

All the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Tuesday, January 9.

The Reds are prepared to offload out-of-favour frontman Daniel Sturridge in January, says ESPN.

Both Southampton and West Ham United are reportedly keen on the 28-year-old.

Liverpool have rubbished Barcelona's claim they sold Philippe Coutinho for a "reduced" fee as the £146m signing was finally unveiled at the Nou Camp, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The Brazil international agreed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Barca on the weekend.

The Mirror claims Liverpool tried to persuade Barca to loan them Coutinho back for the rest of this season.

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However, the La Liga leaders refused, despite the playmaker being cup-tied for this season's Champions League.

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Mundo Deportivo says that Real Madrid were prepared to fork out as much as £177m to try and sign Coutinho ahead of their La Liga rivals.

In the end, Coutinho joined Barcelona in a deal worth £146m.

Meanwhile, RB Leipzig are set to turn down Liverpool's proposal for midfielder Naby Keita to move to Anfield in the January transfer window, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The player will instead joins the Reds this summer, as originally planned.

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