These Liverpool fans are angry as Daniel Sturridge seals loan move to West Brom
Daniel Sturridge will play the rest of the season at West Brom.
The Liverpool striker has hardly featured this season and is known to be keen to gain regular first team football in a bid to strengthen his claim to a place in Gareth Southgate's England side for this summer's World Cup.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 29, 2018
He is (of course) not the most high-profile departure from Anfield during this particular transfer window, with Philippe Coutinho sealing a £145m switch to Barcelona earlier in the month. However, as Sturridge's loan move to The Hawthorns was confirmed many Liverpool supporters bemoaned the club's decision to let both players leave the club without bringing in any attacking reinforcements to replace them.
Coutinho already gone & if we’re letting Sturridge leave without an “attacker” coming in, something is seriously wrong at Liverpool football club
— Kop-Ice (@kopice86) January 29, 2018
It wasn't that long ago that Coutinho and Sturridge were regarded as our two best players. Offloading both without replacements is completely stupid.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 29, 2018
Let Coutinho and Sturridge both leave and sign no attacking replacements. That'll definitely help us do well this season. Will definitely be all the better for it. Creative players and goalscorers are a hindrance to squads anyway. #LFC
— Mark Jepson (@markjepson) January 29, 2018
Letting coutinho and Sturridge go in the same window without any replacements is beyond acceptable. If we don’t finish top 4, you will know why @LFC disgraceful
— Chiraag Parekh (@cparekh3) January 29, 2018
— Justin Knight (@tisjusproperty) January 29, 2018
Sturridge/Origi/Coutinho all gone... one injury away from having Ings and Solanke as back up.... literally not even top half table standard
— LFC_000* (@LFC_000) January 29, 2018
We're so confident in Solanke and Ings as backups we've let Sturridge walk out on loan for the season.
Solanke. And. Ings.
— Jordan (@ZeusLFC) January 29, 2018
Letting both Coutinho and Sturridge leave without replacements is definitely setting the team up for failure this season. Solanke and Ings are simply not good enough #LFC
— Mohammad Hammoudeh (@Hammoudeh201) January 29, 2018
Sturridge had appeared to be in line to seal a similar loan switch to Newcastle United earlier on Monday. The Times reported that a move to St James' Park had appeared close, only for the player not to travel to Tyneside as was expected.
Earlier in the month, he had also attracted interest from overseas, with Internazionale and Sevilla both said to have looked at signing him.
Sturridge will wear the number 15 shirt at West Brom. It looks increasingly unlikely that there will be any more arrivals at Anfield before the close of the window.