Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that there is a possibility that one or two players may voice their discontent in January and push for a move following which they have to make a decision. Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge are the ones who have been linked with a transfer, but the manager insists that all outgoings have to be supplemented with comparable replacements.
England manager Gareth Southgate's decision to not pick him for the squad against Germany and Brazil acted as a wake-up call for Sturridge, who realises that his situation won't change much if he decides to sit on his heels at Anfield where game time is set to be few and far within. His camp is hoping that the Reds will let him go without any hue and cry with a loan deal also on the agenda for the England international.
Sturridge has starred just 5 times in the Premier League this campaign. Given the form of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino up front, he is unlikely to get much joy with the entire season ahead of him. Klopp's side currently sit fifth in the table, above Tottenham, and top of their Champions League group.
"I cannot give an answer for that now. A lot of things could happen," Klopp said, as quoted by the Mirror. "Maybe one or two players will tell me they want to make a move and go somewhere else. If that happens then we would have to consider that and make our decisions.
"As long as we have the opportunity to do something (sign someone) then we should think about it."
Meanwhile, the Reds have confirmed that they are not interested in selling Coutinho in January despite there being talks of renewed interest from Barcelona. Spanish publication Sport has claimed that Barcelona are confident of completing a deal at an offer worth €130m (£114.7m, $155m) with a transfer possible in January, which has been refuted by Klopp.