West Brom have confirmed the signing of Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Sturridge has been linked with moves to a number of clubs during the January transfer window, with Newcastle; Sevilla and Inter all reportedly close to deals for the striker before West Brom emerged as shock favourites to sign the striker on Monday afternoon.
Daniel Sturridge completes a loan switch until the end of the season from #LFC to West Brom, who pay a £2 million fee as well as the entirety of his wages— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) January 29, 2018
Speaking to West Brom's website after announcing the deal on Monday night, Baggies manager Alan Pardew said:
England international Sturridge has fallen behind the likes of Roberto Firmino; Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah in the pecking order this season, making just five starts for Jurgen Klopp's side this season.
With just nineteen Premier League goals this season, West Brom will welcome the additional attacking threat of Sturridge, who did not feature for Liverpool in West Brom's 3-2 victory at Anfield in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday night.
Sturridge could make his West Brom debut as early as Wednesday night, when Alan Pardew takes his relegation threatened side to the Etihad Stadium to face runaway league leaders Manchester City, the club where Sturridge began his professional career in 2006 at just 16 years of age.