Daniel Sturridge was unhappy at the Merseyside outfit

Recent transfer rumours appeared to suggest that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was unhappy at the Merseyside outfit.

He has struggled with numerous injury problems in the last two years. After establishing himself as a prolific goal scorer within 12 months after his arrival from Chelsea, Sturridge has found it difficult to keep the momentum going due to regular injury problems. He has managed just 18 league appearances since the start of the 2014-15 season. Even then, his return of seven goals in these matches into that he has not lost none of his potency in front of goal.

Still, it has not prevented his doubters, who continue to remain sceptical whether a manager can be dependent on the England international. Sturridge has been linked with a move away from Liverpool in the summer. Club captain Jordan Henderson dismissed transfer rumours surrounding the 26-year-old but admitted that the player was finding it difficult to cope with the constant criticism. New manager Jurgen Klopp himself criticised Sturridge when he found that the player was being unavailable for a run of matches. Sturridge recently returned to the starting line-up and scored a goal in the 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa during the weekend.

Henderson says that he knows Sturridge very well and he has full faith in the former Chelsea forward."I've known Studge for years and I am quite close to him. I have been with him a lot while he has been out. You have to understand he has been more frustrated than anyone at being out.There is a lot gets said about him outside of our group. I know it hurts him and I know it is hard for him to take. He is doing things to try and get back.He doesn't want to be injured. He is more annoyed than anyone that he isn't playing," Henderson said.