Good news for Liverpool as boss Jurgen Klopp dismisses claims of January departure for 64-goal ace

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rubbished reports linking England international Daniel Sturridge with a move away from Merseyside.

This is according to the Liverpool Echo, who state that the player’s Liverpool career was cast in doubt after the forward was left on the sidelines for some of the Reds’ most recent Premier League matches.

Speaking about the former Chelsea striker, Klopp said “The situation with the player is completely okay. I can imagine a player with his quality is not happy that he is not starting all the time. I really can imagine that. But that’s all.”

The former Borussia Dortmund boss then went on to add “There is around one-and-a-half months to go before the window opens and I don’t think for a second about things like this. There are so many games before then and I need all of them.”

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool’s Sturridge looks to be staying in January

Since his arrival in Merseyside from Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea in 2013, Sturridge has enjoyed a fairly successful spell at Anfield.

In 131 appearances for Klopp’s side, the former Man City ace has managed to bag an impressive 64 goals and 23 assists in that time.

So far this season, Sturridge has struggled to make an impact for the Reds, as the forward has only managed to score three times and assist twice in 12 games, a record we’re sure the player himself is disappointed with.

The Englishman’s most successful season at Liverpool came under Brenden Rodgers in the 2013/14 campaign, as he was able to amass a record of 22 goals and nine assists in just 29 Premier League appearances, which was mainly down to him playing alongside the more than impressive Luis Suarez.

One of the main areas that have plagued Sturridge during his time with Liverpool is his injury record, as so far, the England international has missed a total of 88 games for the club, something that has seen fans and critics’ views of the player deteriorate.

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Should Sturridge end up staying at Liverpool past January, it’ll come as a boost for their fans, who would’ve hated to see one of the club’s fan favourites leave.

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