Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seemed pretty relaxed about reports linking Daniel Sturridge with a move away from Anfield, and suggested he could feature in Tuesday's FA Cup fourth round replay against West Ham United.
Responding to questions about reports Sturridge could try and seek a move in the summer, Klopp told reporters at his press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: "Daniel Sturridge said?
"Why should I think about that. Who has suggested that?
"Daniel is back in training so everything is great. There is absolutely nothing else to say."
The Liverpool manager then again said there was no story, as he stated that both Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi had also returned to training.
"The Daniel 'story'? There is no story. You can't create stories then ask me about them. It's not frustrating, it's not interesting."
However, Martin Skrtel has suffered a setback from his recovery from injury, and will be sidelined for further two to three weeks.
This week saw Liverpool's Europa League squad announced this week and one noticeable absentee was Jon Flanagan, but Klopp indicated it was a case of managing the young full-back throughout the second half of the season having only just returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines after two knee operations.
“He’s back in the race and that’s good but it’s early after his injury.
“I was always told the advice that if I’m told a player needs one day to recover then give him two or three."