Sturridge hints at Liverpool departure

Daniel Sturridge has cast doubts over his Liverpool future after admitting he would like to follow in the footsteps of former Anfield favourite Luis Suarez.

The 26-year-old failed to play a single minute in Thursday’s crucial Europa League clash with Villarreal, reigniting rumours of falling out with manager Jurgen Klopp.

And the England international has once again stated he desire to play as often as possible in the remaining games this season, insisting his injury problems are a thing of the past.

“Suarez has done incredibly since going to Barcelona, and you know, I still have to believe that is my destiny too,” Sturridge told The Mirror.

“I don’t doubt it, I don’t doubt the plan… I’ve been through a lot, but I feel like I am a new, improved version of myself.

“I’m feeling so good right now, feeling great, and my body is at a level where I’m able to play however many games a week repeatedly and not break down.”

He added: “There are things I want to achieve with Liverpool. [But] 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.”

Sturridge has made 22 appearances in all competitions this season, finding the back of the net on 11 occasions.