Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has said he cannot rule out leaving Anfield in the future.


Sturridge, 26, signed for Liverpool from Chelsea in 2013 and he has since scored 43 Premier League goals from 67 appearances, although his time on Merseyside has been hampered by injuries.

The England international was left on the bench for the Reds’ 1-0 loss to Villarreal on Thursday, resurfacing doubts about his future.

On Friday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he has no regrets about Sturridge on the bench for their Europa League semifinal first leg in Spain.

Asked about his future, Sturridge told the Daily Mirror: “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.

“So for myself all I can do every weekend is go out there, perform as well as I can, perform to the best of my abilities, and then come the end of the season hopefully have the European Championship to look forward to … and to next year.”

Regarding his exclusion against Villarreal, Sturridge added: “Maybe people don’t see this, but I am someone who wants to play every minute of every match, so maybe when I’m not starting or when I’m taken off, it’s hard to take.

“You want to be on the pitch every single match, every single minute.

“It’s exciting, of course, what the manager is bringing and where we are heading. I am doing everything in my power to be out there on the pitch, and I am feeling good as well.”