Daniel Sturridge gave very little away with regards to his Liverpool future following Sunday’s emphatic 4-0 win over West Ham.
The striker was in inspired form on the day as he rediscovered his goal-scoring touch to reward Jurgen Klopp for putting his faith in him and handing him a rare start.
He was responsible for making the all-important break through as he expertly rounded West Ham goalkeeper Adrián before slotting home into an empty net to put the Reds 1-0 up 10 minutes before half time. A cool finish that typified just how deadly he can still be.
Sturridge has been linked to a summer departure but insisted he was happy with his situation during his post-match interview and also described how close he is with his manager at the moment.
“I guess it’s one of those things. I’m at this club, I’m enjoying my football when I’m playing, the manager has faith in me and we have a good relationship as well,” he told Sky Sports.
“The fans have been different class. I don’t have any worries about next season. I’m looking forward to this last game next week. We need the three points and then we’ll be in the Champions League.”
“It’s a great feeling. This was an important game for us. We came here with the right attitude and did what we had to do.”
“I feel sharp. I’m glad to be starting and I’m glad to be providing some chances for the boys as well.”
His display at the London Stadium appears to have given fans good reason to believe he is well worth keeping hold of this summer.
Sturridge provided a timely reminder of just how valuable he can be when fit, demonstrating the kind of sharp movement, creativity and conviction that Reds have been longing to see from him again for so long.
Seeing him play the way he did against West Ham makes the prospect of letting him leave seem ludicrous and quite frankly a mistake.