‘You have to live in the present, you can never live in the future’: Daniel Sturridge focused only on bringing the Premier League title to Liverpool
- Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists he is not thinking about his own future
- The 29-year-old’s contract will expire this summer and pitch time is limited
- Injury record means there is unlikely to be an extension to a deal of £ 120,000 a week
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists he is not thinking about his own future with the team in the middle of a title challenge.
The 29-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and his pitch time is limited this season due to the shape and fitness of the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
While the former England international is probably the healthiest he has been in several years, his checkered injury rate and lack of opportunities in the first team will likely mean his £ 120,000 a week contract will not be renewed.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists he is not thinking about his own future
The 29-year-old’s contract expires this summer, and his pit time is limited this season
There has been little speculation about potentially interested clubs, and Sturridge knows it is important not to disrupt the club’s bid to end a drought of 29 years.
“I stay focused now. You have to live in the present, you can never live in the future, ‘he told BBC Radio 1 Extra.
“I’ve been in Liverpool for a long time and I’m happy too. I want to try to bring some success to the team, it would be great to win a trophy with them.
“We came close earlier, finals, almost won the Premier League before, but we didn’t quite do it.”
Checked injury rates and lack of opportunity likely mean there won’t be a new deal
Fellow attacker Sadio Mane is convinced that they can finally end their long waiting for a league title
Fellow attacker Mane is convinced they can finally end their long wait to add to their 18 national championships, the last two of which were won before his birth.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently at the top of the Premier League with a four-point lead over defending champion Manchester City.
“Of course we are confident that we will win – but not too much, we know what can happen,” the Senegal international told liverpoolfc.com.
“We are still professional footballers and we still try to try it game by game.
“We now have experience. The season is long and we have many competitions.
‘Putting pressure on ourselves doesn’t help. Why not just try to win games until the end of the season? ‘