His asking price is now thought to be £15 million which is out of Brendan Rodger's price-range.
However, the new Liverpool Manager is hoping to off-load Charlie Adam, Jay Spearing and Stuart Downing to raise funds to buy the striker from Chelsea.
Sturridge, despite his obvious talent, has consistantly failed to make it into Chelsea's side and he may be itching for a move to Anfield in order to get more game-time and goals.
Ironically, when Damien Comolli was selling Torres to Chelsea, Sturridge was offered to Liverpool for £10 million in the deal.
Chelsea were prepared to pay £40 million plus young Sturridge to capture Torres, but our former Director of Football made a fatal error in not accepting the deal.
Getting £50 million for Torres was great but we squandered the money on poor old Andy Carroll instead.
No wonder he was sacked, lets hope that we manage to sign the lad before Friday as we need a natural goal-scorer.