Daniel Sturridge admitted he is “happy” at Liverpool during a interview with BBC Radio 1 Extra this week, despite rumours that he is set to depart the club for nothing upon the expiry of his contract at the end of the season.
“I’m staying focused on right now”, Sturridge stated in the interview.
“You’ve got to live in the present, you can never live in the future.
“I’ve been at Liverpool a long time and I’m happy too.
“I want to try and help bring the team some success, to win a trophy with them would be amazing.
“We’ve come close before, finals, almost won the Premier League before but we didn’t quite do it.”
The 29-year-old also discussed his relationship with Jurgen Klopp, with the striker seemingly impressed by the manager’s influence at Anfield.
“He’s cool”, Sturridge said of the Liverpool boss. “He’s passionate, he tries to get the best out of everybody.
“We’ve been on the up since he’s come to the club and we hope it will be a successful season for us.
“There’s a great vibe. It’s one game at a time, that’s the truth at the end of the day.
“There’s a lot of football to be played, anything can happen, we’re just focusing on ourselves and continuing to put our best foot forward, working hard and we’ll see where it takes us in the end.
“Hopefully this year will be our year but we’ve got to stay focused, not get too excited because there’s a lot of football to be played.”
Sturridge is reportedly set to leave Liverpool for free in the summer after over 6 years at the club; although arguably one of the most naturally talented strikers ever seen at the club, it does seem like the right decision for both player and club.
Hopefully he can have the merit of departing Liverpool a Premier League champion.