Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has hit out at media claims suggesting that he was partying with Drake while on a rehabilitation programme in the USA.
The England international is currently recovering from injuries in Los Angeles, having been out of action since September.
Recent media reports claimed that the 25-year-old was parting with rapper Drake until the early hours, suggesting that Sturridge was not taking his recovery programme seriously.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City star has now given his side of the story, making it clear that he was not partying.
I go to drakes to visit him and catch up and I went for dinner with my friends and I'm supposedly I'm partying!! Really??— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) December 8, 2014
Looking forward to another week of double sessions.— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) December 8, 2014
If you don't hear it from me or anyone associated or see pictures. Don't believe it.... Love my fans...— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) December 8, 2014
Liverpool are currently ninth in the Premier League table with 21 points from 15 matches, five points behind fourth-placed Southampton.