Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge Closing In On Loan Move To Serie A

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge Closing In On Loan Move To Serie A

We played against Swansea a few weeks ago, not too long ago, when they had a caretaker-manager and I said after the game it was much more hard than the result suggested.

The Belgian looked nailed on to make the switch but the troubles that Antonio Conte is having in the transfer market is holding up the move.

"I think going forward with Coutinho gone, it's a bit of a blow", he said on LFC TV, when asked if he believes the current Liverpool team could be something special. "It's nice that clubs are asking for him already, but Ben had enough games so far; he played in different competitions, the UEFA Youth League, the U23s and had games with us". Fantastic goalkeeper but was he ideal? No. But everyone says "still better than our boys".

The manager indicated that his goalkeeper against City, Loris Karius, will remain first choice ahead of Simon Mignolet, despite courting some criticism for Leroy Sane's equaliser in the game, and urged his countryman to kick on.

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"First of all, we have to use the players we have and I think that makes absolute sense because we have really high-quality players, especially Adam Lallana".

"Everyone then says: 'We need another and another one and another one.' We have to cool down. That we think we would miss him in our training group - with this quality squad - is maybe the biggest compliment you can give to him". The report goes on to suggest that the 28-year-old would prefer a temporary move to Sevilla, but the Spanish side are now reluctant to formalise their interest while they remain in the market for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi. A year ago I decided already that if I had the opportunity to do it, we would do it between December 30 and January 1. We have a long and very decisive part of the season still to play.

"It was so hard for all the players but the goalkeepers have mental stress and in games like this you want 100 percent concentration, it's not a physical thing".

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