Andy Halliday has praised Dominic Ball for his recent performances.
The young defender has come in for some criticism this season.
Mauricio Pochettino says he loves managing in England.
The former Scotland international knew Sturridge at Manchester City.
Koby Arthur has made just two appearances for Birmingham City this season.
The Manchester United midfielder is being linked with a free transfer to Newcastle United but the former would be crazy to let that happen.
Former Tottenham trainee Kevin Stewart impressed for Liverpool in their FA Cup clash last night.
Ex-Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson will reportedly hold talks with Derby County - but the Rams are still interest in Birmingham manager Gary Rowett.
Riyad Mahrez has scored 15 goals and claimed nine assists in 26 appearances for Leicester City this season.
The Scottish striker has headed to Marseille on loan.