Daniel Sturridge and four other former Liverpool players still available as free agents

The transfer window has closed, but there is still plenty of talent up for grabs, including five ex-Reds.

The transfer window may have closed, but that just means the scramble for free agents has begun.

Clubs are allowed to sign players who were not under contract before the deadline, and there are a surprising amount of big names up for grabs.

Here, we check out five former Liverpool players who are waiting for a call.

Daniel Sturridge

There was a time when Daniel Sturridge was perhaps the top English striker around. His partnership with Luis Suarez at Liverpool was frankly devastating.

With what has happened since, it is maybe easy to write Sturridge off and say Suarez was doing the heavy lifting in that partnership, but that wouldn't be fair to the Englishman at all.

He hit 21 Premier League goals in just 29 games in 2013/14, but his body then started to fail him and getting him on the pitch at all became a problem.

Liverpool persisted, but it was to no avail and he left for a loan spell at West Brom in 2018, although he only played six times and failed to score.

Released in 2019, he headed for Turkey and spent the season with Trabzonspor, but he is now without a club and at 32-years-old perhaps searching for one last shot to prove he still has something to offer.

Jordan Ibe

Ibe is perhaps one of those tragic 'what might have been' stories that the game tosses up with alarming regularity.

He was highly rated at Liverpool and handed a chance by Brendan Rodgers, who was a big fan. He impressed sufficiently to play 58 times for the Reds, with 41 of those appearances coming in the Premier League.

A £15million move to Bournemouth in 2016 seemed a good fit as it allowed him to continue his development with regular Premier League soccer. However, his involvement lessened and he was released at the end of his four-year contract after being charged with a traffic offence.

He recently resurfaced with Derby, but only managed one game before he cancelled his contract admitting to suffering from depression, which he said had been blighting him for some time.

Ibe is only 25 years old, though, and the talent is there if he can emerge from his "dark place" mentally and finds a club willing to give him some love.

Adam Hammill

Hammill was one of the brightest stars for the Liverpool youth sides back in the late 2000s and much was expected of him.

He was one of those youngsters the big clubs want to develop enough to loan out, and he was never short of interest either. The likes of Southampton, Blackpool and Barnsley took him, with the Tykes eventually signing him permanently.

He never really settled anywhere, though, and after playing for Wolves, Middlesbrough and Huddersfield, he returned to Oakwell for a second spell.

Hammill turned out for Derry City last season, and now, aged 33, runs his own football academy while he awaits his next offer.

Andy Carroll

Carroll was a £35million deadline day signing for the Reds after hitting 11 Premier League goals in the first half of the 2010/11 season at Newcastle.

Brilliant in the air and possessing a thunderous shot, he had the world at his feet.

Carroll was something of an expensive flop for Liverpool, however. Perhaps it was due to Liverpool not playing to his strengths or maybe a falling off of motivation having left his boyhood club, but it never really happened for him at Anfield. 

He moved onto West Ham and did okay before a deeply unproductive return to Newcastle that saw him score once in two seasons.

Carroll has never reached double figures in a Premier League season since earning his move to Liverpool and qu. Still, he's not old at 32 and would still provide a decent focal point to a Championship attack - on the rare occasions he's fit.

Andre Wisdom

In truth, it's a little surprising to see Wisdom is still without a club. He's the right age, proven, and you'd have expected a Championship club to have picked him up.

Wisdom was liked at Liverpool, and played 14 times for the club as a youngster, although it was quickly established he needed games to develop and he wasn't going to get them at Premier League level.

He was sent out on loan to Derby, West Brom, Norwich, and Red Bull Salzburg and did okay for them all before joining the Rams on a permanent basis in 2017.

After starting well, he managed just 94 games in a four-year spell, and it is possibly that lack of durability that is putting off potential suitors.

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