Liverpool FC striker bites back after false media reports
Daniel Sturridge scoffs at various reports suggesting Liverpool FC striker wanted to leave the Merseyside club
February 25th, 2016
Liverpool have been without Daniel Sturridge for the majority of the season, although the striker has recently returned from injury and he’s dismissed a spate of reports speculating why his absence has been so lengthy.
The England striker seems to have suffered a string of different ailments, although Jurgen Klopp has stood by his player and Sturridge himself is bemused at the media reports suggesting he’s not happy at Liverpool FC.
“Of course it’s been a difficult time being injured,” he said. “But it’s part of football and I’m now looking forward to the future with Liverpool. There is not really much to stress or worry about. I have been pretty relaxed the whole time and I am happy here.
“To say a player doesn’t want to play is the biggest disrespect ever to any footballer and it’s astonishing. It’s very disappointing whoever was saying it. It’s football and of course people are entitled to opinions but all I can say is I don’t think anyone will understand how much it means to me to play football.”
He said: “I’m very ambitious, very determined to help Liverpool have some success. I am totally focused and of course I want to be on the pitch playing in every game and it hurts not being able to play. I would be lying if didn’t say it.
“You have to be strong in those situations. I’m not at home chilling, I’m not out with friends living life to the full. I’m not happy. I’m sitting in the stands or at home devastated at watching my team‑mates play. It hurts hearing second- and third‑hand what people say. I’d say a lot of them aren’t saying the truth. All I want to do is help this team have success – that’s the most important thing, nothing else matters.”