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Rodgers rubbishes Sturridge contract clause talk

ESPN staff
December 24, 2012
Brendan Rodgers is confident of bringing in new faces © Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers has insisted there is no chance Daniel Sturidge will arrive at Liverpool on the back of demanding assurances that he will only be asked to play as a striker.

It is widely believed that Sturridge will make the move from Chelsea to Anfield early in the January transfer window. It has been reported that the forward has already undergone a medical, paving the way for a move on January 1.

Rodgers gave nothing away when asked about whether Sturridge had undergone a medical and also rubbished claims with regard to contractual demands.

It has been claimed that he has asked for a clause in his contract meaning he will only be asked to play as a striker.

Rodgers claims the club will do their transfer business in private but said no player will arrive having made demands about where they will play.

"There is nothing at all," Rodgers said in response to whether he could confirm Sturridge had undergone a medical. "There will be nothing complete until we have signed a player. Once we do I will have no problem speaking about who we sign. But until that points there is nothing to say."

When asked about talk of clauses in contracts, Rodgers said: "You guys keep writing and saying things. Certainly no one will come into this club and demand where they play, that's for sure.

"As with any negotiations, it is not straightforward but we will do the business privately.

"For us we are confident we will get some business done early in January which will really help the squad."

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