Liverpool striker ‘frustrated’ but ‘happy’ to stay, says skipper

Date published: Friday 23rd December 2016 8:14

Daniel Sturridge: Bit-part role this season

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has revealed Daniel Sturridge has been “frustrated” this season but believes his future is with the Reds.

A combination of injuries and the excellent form of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane has seen Sturridge restricted to just four Premier League starts this season, but his skipper believes he still has an important part to play with the club.

“We all know the talent he has. Everyone knows what a big player he can be for us. All the big stuff a striker needs to do, he is brilliant at,” Henderson told reporters.

“We just need him to stay as fit as we can. When he is fit, he is one of the best around and he has shown that over the years.

“It’s only a matter of time before he scores in the Premier League again and hopefully that will be the start of another one of those runs.”

“He’s been frustrated that he hasn’t been involved, but he hasn’t let it affect him and around the place he has stayed happy and quite chilled,” he said.

“You know when he gets fit he is a big plus because he has so much quality.”

West Ham and AC Milan have been linked with the England international in recent weeks, but is very unlikely to be sold by Jurgen Klopp in January despite his struggles to get into the starting eleven.

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