Report: Liverpool 'relaxed' over Daniel Sturridge reports, sources close to him deny looking for move

Daniel Sturridge was linked with a move away from Liverpool in the press this morning.

According to the Liverpool Echo, those close to Daniel Sturridge have distanced themselves from reports this morning suggesting he was seeking a move away from Anfield.

Reports including those from the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror said that Sturridge was sick of criticism over his injuries and would look for a fresh start in the summer. 

The striker has just returned to full training as he has endured another season which has seen him on the sidelines. 

Last season he played just three games at the start of the season until successive injuries meant he was sidelined in January, and he missed the back end of the campaign because of hip surgery, which meant a late return to action this season.

Since the arrival of manager Jurgen Klopp in October, Sturridge has featured on just three occasions - once from the start when he managed to find the net twice in a 6-1 win over Southampton in the League Cup quarter-finals in December.

Sturridge's scoring record with Liverpool is second to none having scored 44 goals in 73 games since his move from Chelsea in 2013. Injuries may have held him back and fans of the Reds want to see him on the pitch more but no-one has ever doubted the quality of the player they have on their hands.

The report suggests Liverpool are 'relaxed' about what has appeared in this morning's papers - who seem to have been those that have questioned the player's professionalism and desire more than anyone, partly because he really is that good.

Now he has returned to full training, Liverpool will hope he can have a sustained run in the side and everyone is talking about his ability rather than his fitness.

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