Liverpool are pushing to land Chelsea striker Danny Sturridge. The Telegraph says Liverpool are hopeful the managerial chaos at Chelsea will not impact on their efforts to sign Sturridge in January.

Sturridge, currently injured and out of the Chelsea side, is Brendan Rodgers' prime target and it is understood the England striker is anxious to move to Anfield.

The appointment of Rafa Benítez could complicate matters if he intends to utilise Sturridge more than his predecessor Roberto Di Matteo, although with talks already having taken place at executive level it may be too late for the new manager to influence the decision.