Journalists badgered Jurgen Klopp today about Daniel Sturridge during today’s press-conference, after Sam Wallace in this morning’s Telegraph claimed the striker is unhappy with how the club has portrayed his injury problems.
As we all know, Sturridge has barely featured for over 18 months now, and has turned out only six times this campaign.
Wallace reported that Sturridge will consider a summer move as he doesn’t believe the club has publicly backed him enough, but Klopp shot down the questions in short and simple fashion.
Without quotes from the player, or a direct naming of the source – Klopp dismissed the story immediately, as reported by the Echo.
“Daniel Sturridge said this?” Klopp began, only for the interviewer to reply, “No…”.
“Well why should I think about that. Who has suggested that?” he continued.
“If somebody wants to ask me something about Daniel Sturridge you can ask me.
“I’m not interested in ‘suggestions’. Daniel is back in training and that’s great.
“Everything looks good in this moment, what’s good for us is good for him.
“Yesterday with Phil [Coutinho] and Divock [Origi], if you see these three players you know what you’ve missed.
“There’s absolutely nothing to say about it.
“Obviously there were a few problems in the past with injuries, not only since I’m here. But now this is the past, it would be cool if we could leave it there. I don’t know exactly when it was, but I said what Daniel needs, what each player needs, is consistent training. That’s normal to be fit for Premier League football. We tried everything we could to bring him in this shape and now we’re in the moment where we hopefully can get the benefit of this work.”
Whether Wallace’s report has any truth in or not, Klopp’s responded to it perfectly.
The transfer window is closed, meaning we now have until the end of the season to get the forward fit and firing without any worry about the forward’s future.
Paul Joyce in the Express claims the forward could be considered for the West Ham tie on Tuesday, but we can’t imagine that’d be the case. Surely it’ll be beneficial to give him another week’s training and use him in the Premier League the following weekend instead?