Liverpool lower demands over Sturridge fee

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Daniel Sturridge has joined West Brom on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has been out through injury since December, and now the Newcastle Chronicle report that Rafael Benitez is looking to bring him to the north-east outfit.

Liverpool are open to allowing Sturridge to leave, although the striker is keen to remain in England.

The Magpies are struggling to reach an agreement with Feyenoord over their number one target Nicolai Jorgensen and are exploring their other options.

The 28-year-old England global has struggled for regular starts this season, with Roberto Firmino firmly established as Liverpool's favoured option at centre-forward under Jurgen Klopp.

If Sturridge manages even half that total it will easily repay the £2million loan fee Liverpool have set - and Sturridge's £130,000 a week wages.

Sturridge had hoped that Sevilla would follow up an enquiry for his services with a formal proposal, but that did not happen as West Ham and then Newcastle both monitored the situation.

Newcastle submitted two offers for the Denmark global but Feyenoord are refusing to lower their £20m asking price.

Liverpool are understood to have lowered the asking price for striker Daniel Sturridge in order to secure the forward a move away from Anfield.

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