Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has admitted his frustration at not started regularly for the club.
The England international was left on the bench for the game against Villarreal as the Reds went down 1-0 to a last gasp goal for the Spaniards – and many supporters have expressed their disappointment at seeing Sturridge left out.
And now Sturridge has said that he wants to “play every minute of every match” – as well as admitting that he does not necessarily see his future at Anfield.
“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.” he said.
“You want to be on the pitch every single match, every single minute.”
“There are things I want to achieve with Liverpool. 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.” he finished.
Speculation has been mounting that Jurgen Klopp will look to sell Sturridge this Summer.