Daniel Sturridge has once again had to endure a season interrupted by injuries.
In an interview with The Daily Mirror, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge refused to rule out the possibility of leaving Anfield at the end of the season, and claims he is becoming increasingly frustrated at his lack of starts for his club.
Sturridge claimed that nowadays you are deluded to say you are at a club for life, and spoke of his disappointment at missing out in recent weeks:
"Maybe people don't see this, but I am someone who wants to play every minute of every match, so maybe when I'm not starting, or when I'm taken off, it's hard to take. You want to be on the pitch every single match, every single minute."
The former Manchester City and Chelsea striker has had much publicised problems with injuries, but has been back involved with the first team since March, and Sturridge claims that he has never felt better:
"I am so ambitious, so hungry right now for success that it is hard to put into words. Now I'm in a place where I feel amazing, I feel ready. My body feels great, I'm ready to play every game for the team."
When pressed on where his future lies, the England international was unequivocal in his response:
"There are things that I want to achieve with Liverpool, but I would never say I'm Liverpool until I die, because I would be lying. I think any player who says 'This is the only team I will play for' is deluded. In football every team looks for replacements every single year."
If Sturridge continues to find his playing time limited, a move away from Merseyside would surely be beneficial for both parties, and there would certainly be no shortage of clubs vying for his signature.
Liverpool head to the Liberty Stadium tomorrow as they prepare to take on Swansea City, and continue their push for a Europa League spot.