Chelsea’s Sturridge close to joining Liverpool

December 23, 2012, 7:12 PM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON — England striker Daniel Sturridge is close to joining Liverpool from Chelsea.

Ahead of the January transfer window, the 23-year-old Sturridge was in Liverpool having a medical examination on Sunday.

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez says "the information I had was he was there, passing the medical."

Sturridge has struggled for first-team action since joining Chelsea from Manchester City in July 2009 on a four-year contract.

The forward has made four appearances for England.

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