Jurgen Klopp dismisses any Problems with Daniel Sturridge
Jurgen Klopp has tried to dismiss suggestions of a fallout with striker Daniel Sturridge by claiming that the England international can play every game at the Euro 2016.
The duo have not been entirely happy since Jurgen Klopp came to Liverpool midway through the campaign. Even though results have improved substantially, Sturridge has lost his position as the number one forward at the club. It may seem amazing considering that the former Chelsea and Manchester City forward has been of the best goal scorers since his move from West London in 2012.
Sturridge has been often let down by his injury record. A succession of injuries have seen him make less than 25 appearances in each of the last two seasons. Hence, he has developed a perception as an injury prone player and this does not seem to fit well within Klopp. Sturridge has been heavily linked with a move away from Liverpool in the summer with even his uncle claiming that the player is looking for interested clubs. However, he will concentrate on the upcoming Euro 2016 for the time being after being named in the preliminary squad by Roy Hodgson. Despite his injury concerns, Klopp says that Sturridge will feature in the Europa League final against Sevilla.
He sees no reason why the 26-year-old cannot play every game for England at the Euro 2016. "With Sturridge I am pretty sure everyone liked what we did, with him playing here and resting there.I think it's the most consistent he's been fit since I've been here. He's at a high level from the first to last minute so yes, of course he will be ready for the European Championships. With Henderson, it's only nine days until the final so it's not sure that he will play our game, because it's a short time. But 100 per cent he will be fit for the Euros," said Klopp.