Klopp hints Sturridge’s future remains at Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 24th February 2016 3:32

Jurgen Klopp: Delighted by progress into Europa League final

Jurgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has resolved his future at the club amid reported interest from West Ham.

Sturridge has been linked with a move away from Anfield in recent months due to his problems with injury over the last two seasons.

The England striker insists his fitness problems are behind him, and Klopp is looking forward to having the 26-year-old fit and firing on all cylinders.

“[Daniel] is a really good footballer and now he is able to play which is what we want to see all the time. A few things are clearer now – his future. You can stop thinking about this,” Klopp said.

Liverpool manager Klopp was speaking ahead of a crucial four days for the Reds.

On Thursday FC Augsburg are the visitors to Anfield for the second leg of the Europa League round of 32 tie, before Liverpool face Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday.

But the German insists he is only focusing on the clash with Bundesliga outfit Augsburg, who the Reds drew 0-0 with in the first leg.

“If you think about the second step [cup final] before the first step [Augsburg] you will always fall down. We have to focus on getting through to the next round. We have to learn from last week,” he added.

“In this competition we’ve got big aims but that relies on performances and that’s what we have to show against Augsburg. Tomorrow’s game is exciting. I can’t think of a week since I’ve been here that hasn’t been important.

“The situation is clear to us. There’s no reason to play FC Augsburg’s game. Augsburg aren’t just a counter attacking team. We are aware of their quality. We need to assert ourselves and play our game.”

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