In Focus: Liverpool trio would boost Newcastle United’s survival bid

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is monitoring Liverpool trio Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Andrew Robertson, according to the Chronicle.

What’s the story?

The Spaniard will be desperate to bring in reinforcements when the transfer window reopens in January.

It was made clear in the summer that the manager was not satisfied with the club’s activity in the window.

The Chronicle claims that Benitez’s relationship with his former club Liverpool could be key in whether or not he nabs some desired targets.

The publication states that the Spaniard is monitoring Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Andrew Robertson.

Would the trio improve Newcastle?

There are two key areas that the Magpies need to strengthen – the strikeforce and full-back.

Dwight Gayle and Joselu have failed to hit the heights, while Aleksandar Mitrovic remains out of favour with the manager.

In the left-back area, Newcastle have had to cope without Paul Dummett for the majority of the season after he suffered injury at the start of the campaign.

Sturridge and Ings are struggling to earn game time under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, so either may deem an offer of regular first-team football favourable.

The same could be said for Robertson, who is only getting a runout due to Alberto Moreno being on the treatment table.

Signing all three is unlikely, but if Newcastle are willing to accept loan arrangements then a deal could be struck.