Southampton are in pole position with the bookmakers to land Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge in January, according to Sky Bet.
The 27-year-old has struggled for regular game time at Anfield this season, and has been restricted to just four Premier League starts and five substitute appearances.
He has yet to net for the club in the league this season and, despite his four goals in their ongoing League Cup campaign, Sturridge is finding it difficult to dislodge the in-form trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Philippe Coutinho.
Consequently, his future at Anfield is far from certain, and there appears to be interest from several other Premier League clubs for the striker, who has scored 57 goals in 102 games for Liverpool since moving there in 2012.
And it’s the Saints who are the bookies favourites to get a deal done in January, ahead of the London trio of West Ham, Tottenham, and Arsenal.
Manager Claude Puel would love to find a goal-scorer to ease the burden on Charlie Austin’s shoulders, and there aren’t many better in the Premier League than Sturridge, who proved that, despite a spell out of the first team, he is still sharp and clinical with two goals in three games for England this season.
However, Sturridge is 4/9 to remain at Liverpool past the January window, with it unlikely that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will want to sell his forward to a Premier League rival.
Nevertheless, if Sturridge remains on the periphery of the Liverpool team in the lead up to the January window, don’t be too surprised to see those odds come tumbling down as he seeks first team football.