DANIEL STURRUDGE fears Liverpool are pricing him out of a move and are putting his World Cup dreams in jeopardy.

Sturridge is reluctantly beginning to accept he has to quit Anfield during the transfer window in search of regular Premier League football.

The former Chelsea star knows he will not be called up by Gareth Southgate for Russia 2018 if he is not playing week in week out over the next few months.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has targeted the 28-year-old next month but with the forward's injury record the club would far prefer to strike a loan deal before committing themselves long-term.

Southampton are another club who have made their interest known as they look to solve their problems scoring goals in the league, again on loan until the end of the season.

Sturridge is understood to be open to making a move to either club in the knowledge they both offer the game time he craves.