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Daniel Sturridge: Klopp has shown faith in me

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge says he’s not concerned about the constant speculation linking him with a transfer away from Anfield.

The injury-plagued Liverpool striker was on target against the Hammers yesterday, a club who are looking at the possibility of making a summer move for him, but despite that link and despite many observers saying it’s time for him to be moved out, he’s trying to remain positive.

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Sturridge said: “The manager has shown faith in me and we have a good relationship as well. The fans have been a different class.

“I don’t have any worries about next season.

“I am looking forward to this last game. We need the three points of course and then we’ll be in the Champions League.

“I felt sharp [against West Ham]. I’m glad to be starting and glad to be providing some chances for the boys as well and it’s a great victory for us.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Graeme Souness believes Sturridge is a great player but he just can’t be relied upon.

The former Reds’ skipper and manager said: “A fit Sturridge is arguably the first name on the teamsheet. He’s a goalscorer, a door-opener. Once you get the ball into the last third there aren’t many players that possess that kind of ability.

“But you just can’t rely on him; that’s the problem Man City had, Chelsea had, and at 27 years old, he’s just about to come into his best years as a striker, but you can’t rely on him.

“People tear a hair out with him, as a manager, the medical side of the club, how do you keep him fit?

“As a manager, you’d be driving the medical staff mad saying ‘Get him fit for me!’, but it’s as if he can’t stay fit.”