West Ham United and Southampton are both mulling over moves for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge after being alerted to his availability, according to ESPN.

Sturridge has fallen down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp with Roberto Firmino preferred to him in the centre forward role.

And now it has emerged that Liverpool are willing to let Sturridge go and they are reluctant to send Danny Ings out on loan.

Liverpool are likely to block West Brom and Southampton from signing Ings on loan but they will consider offers for Sturridge.

The England international has made just five Premier League starts for Liverpool this season and this could jeopardise his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s World Cup.

A move away from Anfield could help to reignite the former Manchester City and Chelsea striker’s career.

Both West Ham and Southampton are interested after hearing that Liverpool would listen to offers.

The 28-year-old has scored 74 Premier League goals in 194 games, including a tally of 21 goals in 29 starts in the 2013/14 season.

But he has also been unlucky with the amount of time he has spent on the sidelines and his injury record could dissuade West Ham or Southampton from launching a bid.