Jürgen Klopp is happy with his group of attackers.
The young Belgian justified his chance with a goal, but Klopp does not doubt Sturridge's quality.
"I am not interested in the things [the media] think," he said. "I make decisions that are not made on who, was, when. How could I? I have no doubt as to the quality of Daniel Sturridge."
The former Chelsea and Manchester City man has scored seven goals in 16 appearances for the Reds this season, despite being hampered by injuries.
Klopp went on to say how he is pleased with Sturridge's work, before saying that all of his strikers need confidence.
"Daniel is doing really well and had no problem when he saw he would not start [against Dortmund]," he added. "He came in and did his job. We have to leave him to work, and when he is on the pitch, give all he has. We have a lot of strikers at the club, they all need confidence and faith."
Rumours have surfaced over the past month regarding Sturridge's future, with speculation mounting of reported interest from West Ham United, as reported by The Mirror.
Klopp has made it clear though, that the talented England international remains very much in his plans for the future.
Liverpool host Stoke City today at Anfield, with the Reds hoping to leapfrog the Potters in the table before taking advantage of their two games in hand.