A newly-fit Daniel Sturridge looks firmly back in Jurgen Klopp's plans, after an impressive display against West Ham seemed to remind the Liverpool manager of his talent.

Having started his first Premier League game since January, the English forward showed no signs of rustiness with a well-taken goal and a very impressive all round performance. 

“A fit Sturridge is an unbelievable player,” Klopp told the Times. “That’s a pity of the situation, not often enough but he’s now fit, spot on, trained two or three weeks.”

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When he was pressed about Sturridge having a future at Liverpool he replied: "Of course."

Sturridge has had a stop-start season through injury and has only made six Premier League starts and a measly 26 appearances overall. His goal tally of seven goals is still an indication of quality that he possesses. 

Both Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi have been preferred in the centre-forward role this campaign, with the Brazilian being, predominantly used.


West Ham are one of a host of clubs rumoured to be interested in Sturridge, if he is allowed to leave at the end of the season.

However, the former Chelsea star is likely to start in Liverpool's crunch match with Middlesborough, with a win ensuring their Champions League status for next year. He will be hoping he shines again and will be in line on a more regular basis next season in Europe and domestically.