Thursday 14 December 2017

Jurgen Klopp set for summer talks with Daniel Sturridge over Liverpool future

Daniel Sturridge, pictured, has received no assurances over his Liverpool future in public from manager Jurgen Klopp
Daniel Sturridge, pictured, has received no assurances over his Liverpool future in public from manager Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule out the possibility of Daniel Sturridge leaving Liverpool in the summer.

The England striker has become an increasingly peripheral figure at Anfield, having not started a Premier League game since January 2.

It is therefore unlikely he would have been in the XI for the game at Leicester but illness ruled him out of contention for Monday night's 3-1 defeat.

The result at the King Power Stadium was the Reds' sixth loss in all competitions of a chastening 2017 and Klopp hinted Sturridge and other fringe players may be fighting for their futures between now and the end of the season.

The German told several national newspapers: "I have no idea what happens in the summer. It is not only Daniel, but a lot of players. Daniel was not in training for eight or nine days because of a virus infection.

"We have to bring him back to the best shape possible and then bring this season to an end as successfully as possible.

"Then we will make decisions and speak about Daniel and any other players about what will happen at the end of the season.

"A lot of things will influence this and we can speak about it when it is time."

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