Deal close: Liverpool to agree deal for the transfer of striker

Daniel Sturridge is in the final six months of his contract at Anfield and could be nearing a painful exit.

Liverpool could lose the striker to the MLS outfits, amid interests coming from China.

The Liverpool striker, 29, is free to negotiate terms with foreign outfits, despite his bounceback to stardom this campaign under Jurgen Klopp.

Sturridge had scored match deciders for Liverpool this term, though he has only featured for the Reds in England’s top tier in just two games.

An extension was rumoured to already be in the bag for the England striker this month, although whether that had enough weight, it is unclear.

Nonetheless, some MLS outfits are still on the balls of their feet, still assessing his situation at Anfield.

Sturridge is down the pecking order at Anfield and can’t hold his footing against the likes of Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane.

MLS club New York City appears to have strong interests in the 29-year-old who has netted four times for Liverpool in 18 appearances this season.

The American outfit are scouring for David Villa’s replacement after the Spaniard’s painful departure to Vissel Kobe in Japan.

Liverpool top the Premier League log, four points adrift current holders Manchester City.