There are reports that Daniel Sturridge would like to leave Liverpool in this transfer window but first he must demonstrate that he is fit.
Pre season vibes in San Fran. Taking them steps and building the blocks to be in the best shape for 16/17 season.
— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) July 22, 2016
Sturridge has started just once in the league for Liverpool this season and he looked somewhat confused at being brought on as a substitute for just two minutes in Liverpool’s draw at Tottenham over the weekend.
It is thought that the player has a difficult relationship with Jurgen Klopp and as such would like to leave the club. Furthermore, it is known that he is an ambitious player that would like to be scoring regularly.
His only start for Liverpool this season came on the wing, a position that Sturridge has repeatedly said that he is not happy in.
However, some feel that he needs to focus on getting himself fit on a regular basis before he can really consider where his best position is. His recent injuries and lack of fitness are certain to work against him if he is looking to leave the team. He really needs a season such as the one he had with Brendan Rodgers a few years ago and to maintain his fitness for a prolonged period of time.
Despite the reported animosity between Sturridge and Klopp, the manager has insisted that there are “no problems” between him and the player.
Ahead of the weekend’s game Klopp described Sturridge as a “very smart player”. He explained his absence from the previous two games saying, “Both Burton and Burnley were games where we didn’t need offensive wingers in these positions. It’s not a fixed position for him. There is absolutely no problem. I don’t know exactly what he said but when I talk to him there is absolutely no issue.”