Daniel Sturridge used to be top dog at Liverpool, but a spate of injuries has seen him sidelined from the first team. The English striker now finds himself behind in the pecking order, with Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino preferred ahead of him.

Jurgen Klopp left a fit Daniel Sturridge on the bench in the Reds’ recent Europa League semi final clash against Villarreal. Klopp has often criticized the striker in the past, and this recent move could an indication that he doesn’t view Sturridge as a certain starter for Liverpool.

Daniel Sturridge now has, in a recent interview, claimed that he has huge ambitions at Anfield, but wouldn’t say he was Liverpool for life.

“Who knows what will happen. But there are things I want to achieve with Liverpool. There is always going to be speculation, other clubs being linked to you or whatever,” he said, according to the Mirror.

“But that is part of football and part of the game. I would never say I am Liverpool until I die, because I would be lying.

“I think any player who says ‘oh yeah, this is the only team I will play for, for the rest of my life’, they are deluded. In football every team looks for replacements every single year.”

Daniel Sturridge set to be on the move in the summer

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This latest admission by the English forward has added further fuel to the speculation that he could be one his way out of Anfield in the summer, as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to rehaul his squad. It’s been two years since Daniel Sturridge scored 25 goals and, along with Luis Suarez, propelled Liverpool to as close as they had come to the Premier League title in recent years.

Suarez has moved on to Barcelona since then, and Sturridge could well be hoping to emulate his former strike partner. Liverpool are reportedly willing to listen to offers around 25 million pounds for the Englishman. A number of clubs could be interested in him despite his problems with injuries. Sturridge can be a devastating force when on song, but with all the risk factors involved, he is still a gamble.

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