|On his way: Daniel Sturridge looks certain to sign for Liverpool
The 23-year-old England international arrived on Merseyside on Saturday night after a disagreement over payments to his agents was finally resolved between the clubs. An announcement could be made as early as Sunday evening.
Liverpool now hope to formally complete Sturridge’s arrival immediately when the transfer window opens on January 1. Manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to follow it up with the acquisition of Blackpool winger Tom Ince for £4m.
The signing of Sturridge will come as a huge relief to Rodgers who had attempted to sign the forward in the summer.
Chelsea have been keen for Sturridge, who has barely featured this season, to leave since he fell out of favour during the last campaign.