Liverpool frontman Daniel Sturridge was linked with a summer-exit from Anfield recently. The rumours suggested that the 26-year old has become fed up with the criticism about his injury struggles and wants to draw curtains on his career at Liverpool.
A recent report from Sunday People has suggested that Sturridge wants to move back to London.
Neil Moxley writes that the England international, who has previously spent time with Chelsea, is planning to leave the Merseysiders as he wants to move back to the capital city.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for the injury-plagued player, and recent claims will definitely boost their chances of signing him in the summer transfer window.
London-based West Ham could be another possible destination for Sturridge. However, Reds manager, a couple of days ago, dismissed the rumours that Sturridge is unsettled at the club.
The Liverpool manager said: “I have spoken to him but not about this. I didn’t ask him if he wanted to leave. Why should I? It is not a situation to ask him that. He has been in training for two days. I don’t go over and ask ‘Daniel, I hear you want to leave? Is there truth in it?’ I don’t believe it is like this. If Daniel will come, or another player on another day, and ask me, then I will talk about it but I have no feeling that Daniel is thinking like this so stop thinking about it.”
“After a long, long break, from my understanding, it is not possible anyone can think about leaving because nothing has been said. I answered a few questions at the time he was not fit because of his history. Since I was here I’ve had a normal relationship with Daniel Sturridge. The only problem is I have only had him 10 or 12 times on the training pitch – that is the truth. So now he is back we hope he can stay in team training and everything will be good. If everything is normal, from now on he is in the race.”
Sturridge has returned to full match fitness and was present on the substitutions’ bench in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Sunderland.
However, he was not risked in the game as the Reds were pegged back by the Black Cats as they clinched a draw by scoring twice in the last eight minutes of normal 90 minutes.