Why Liverpool will be relaxed about Daniel Sturridge reports following comments made in February

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge seemed to brush aside rumours he wanted to move on last month.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain by the Daily Mail, and the French side are reportedly prepared to pay £45 million for the forward.

It has been another season where Sturridge has been plagued by injuries but returned at the start of last month and has been part of the Reds' matchday squad for all games bar one ever since.

The report also recites a previous report they made with the line: "Sportsmail revealed earlier this year that Sturridge is open to leaving Anfield in the summer."

What the report neglects to mention is that Daniel Sturridge was put up for press conference previewing Liverpool's Europa League tie with Augsburg prior to the second leg at Anfield, and addressed a few things - including that earlier report from the Mail saying he was fed up of injury criticism.

But the main quote to look out for from the press conference in question is: "I am looking forward to the future at Liverpool. I am happy here."

Manager Jurgen Klopp also added his own view on things, saying: "It was interesting to hear what you asked. He was completely relaxed. We don’t want to think about the wrong things. We’ve heard from him, not second or third hand. His future is at LFC and now we can stop thinking about this."

Somehow, one thinks the Liverpool manager is not going to be perturbed by these reports, and that he will doing what he can to keep hold of Sturridge in the summer.

Add in the fact that he is still a pretty good bet to be the club's top scorer this season, as he's two goals behind leading scorers Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho who are on nine, it would seem madness to let their talented forward leave despite his recent injury record. It's hard to think that Liverpool are planning for life without their most talented forward, especially after bemoaning a lack of goals earlier on in the season.

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