Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed there are no plans to sell striker Daniel Sturridge as speculation continue to mount over his future.
The German made the disclosure in his Friday afternoon press conference.
“There’s absolutely nothing to say about it. Why should I think about [that]?” he asked the reporters.
“If somebody wants to ask me something about Daniel Sturridge you can ask me. I’m not interested in ‘suggestions’. Daniel is back in training and that’s great.
“Everything looks good in this moment, what’s good for us is good for him. Yesterday with Phil [Coutinho] and Divock [Origi], if you see these three players you know what you’ve missed. There’s absolutely nothing to say about it.”
When asked whether his previous suggestion that Sturridge would need to learn the difference between pain and “serious pain,” Klopp responded thus:
“Obviously there were a few problems in the past with injuries, not only since I’m here,” he continued.
“But now this is the past, it would be cool if we could leave it there. I don’t know exactly when it was, but I said what Daniel needs, what each player needs, is consistent training.
“That’s normal to be fit for Premier League football. We tried everything we could to bring him in this shape and now we’re in the moment where we hopefully can get the benefit of this work.
Klopp however adds that Saturday's game against Sunderland comes too soon for the England international.
“No, because of training. Nothing . 10 days, when I said 10 days it’s about training, that’s all. It’s two days training, today would be the third day training.
“Divock, Phil and Daniel in training, of course we think after five minutes maybe we think we can take them back in the squad.
“Maybe they are available for West Ham [on Tuesday night], if nothing happens in the next session.”
Speaking about the move of club target, Alex Teixera to China's Jiangsu Suning for $38.4m Klopp said:
"First of all we should accept that we can all make our own decisions," Klopp said.
"People talk about the financial power of England because of the TV contract. Maybe there is another power now?
" I have known for a few years now about the financial situation in China. If you are 26 and got an offer like he got then anyone would think about it."Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN