STURRIDGE 'HAPPY' AT LIVERPOOL
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has quashed rumours linking him with a move away from Anfield by insisting he is fully committed to the club.
The England international says reports of him being unhappy at Liverpool are lies and he is happy the Merseyside club gave him a chance to play for them.
"Yeah, of course I am happy here," Sturridge said, as skysports.com quoted. "I'm happy. I'm happy. I have never expressed not being happy here. I think it is everyone playing Devil's Advocate.
"They see that I have been left out sometimes and they think 'maybe that means he is unhappy' but, at the end of the day, the manager has got a job to do.
"He has got to pick the team that he feels is best on the day. And I have got a job to do, which is to perform when I am playing.
"I have had the injuries and I have been in and out of the side in recent times but it has never been a case that I am not happy at the club.
"I am grateful to the club for giving me the chance to come here from Chelsea. I am grateful to Brendan [Rodgers] for signing me as well.
"Now Jurgen has come in and he is giving me minutes on the pitch. You know - I could not be playing at all. But, of course, I want to be playing in every game. It's one of those things that you have to take on the chin."
On Liverpool reaching the Europa League final, he said: "Hopefully it is the start of something special but we will take each game as it comes.
"We didn't win the last final we played in, so we have to learn from that. I think this game has shown we have learned.
"This was a massive game, playing on our home turf. But we took things from the Capital One Cup in to Villarreal. We couldn't have any regrets. We had to put everything in to it to try and get the results."