Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has quashed reports linking him with a move away from Anfield as he declared his desire to remain with the Reds for the long-term.
The England international, who has been through 18 months of injury hell, recently returned to full fitness and said he is happy to be at the Merseyside club.
“I am looking forward to the future at Liverpool. I am happy here,” Sturridge said, as the Daily Mirror quoted.
“I've always had my family, friends and Liverpool with me. I am happy to be playing and that's all that matters. I think it’s important to worry about the present. It’s been a difficult time being injured.
“There’s not much to worry or stress about. I’m happy here. I don't listen to social media. To say a player doesn't want to play is the biggest disrespect you can say to any footballer.Nobody knows how much it means to me to play football. I will continue to do my best and focus on playing for Liverpool.
“I am blessed by God and I have no stresses. I have come a long way from Birmingham. I am good.”