Daniel Sturridge has said that he regards his return to Liverpool like a second chance with a girlfriend, insisting he still loves the club and is ready to help Jurgen Klopp’s team end their wait for silverware.
“I’ve never had any issues with anybody at the club,” Sturridge said. “I’ve never had any issues with the manager, with the staff. I love it here. I love the players, but sometimes you have to do something for you.
“It’s the same as, I don’t know, if you’ve been with a woman for a long time, and then you’re like, ‘Man, I don’t feel like it’s working out anymore.’ But then you go away, like, ‘Me and my girl’s relationship was kind of sweet still. I might have to go back there.’ It’s kind of like that.
“Like I said, I’ve always loved the club. I’ve never changed. I don’t see myself going, but you never know what happens in the future. How I am now, I’m enjoying myself, and it’s a great vibe right now, so no complaints at all from me. I’m looking forward to trying to help the team be successful this season.”
But despite the stiff competition he has for a first-team place this season, he is confident he can still make an impact for the club.
“Yeah, I chose to go on loan,” he said. “It wasn’t a case of the club saying, ‘We want you to go on loan.’ It was my decision, and the sporting director made it clear, ‘We don’t want you to leave.’ But I thought as if I had to leave to get my head right, to get away from the club to have a new lease, because I’d been there a long time, and I wasn’t playing as regular as I would have liked to.
“Going away to West Brom, I learned, too. You learn things about football. You learn about yourself.
You get to assess the situation from the outside, looking in. When you’re on the inside, there’s no other perspective but what you see on the inside. When you’re on the outside you get to look at things a little differently. How you can help, how you can fit in, how you can do certain things differently. So it was a good experience for me.”
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