England forward Daniel Sturridge will leave Liverpool before the beginning of next season, the European champions reported Tuesday.
Beginning just two Champions League game this season Sturridge was an unused sub in the final, however at 29 will have no lack of suitors after past spells at Man City and Chelsea.
Liverpool additionally said defender Alberto Moreno would withdraw Anfield toward the end of his current deal.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s website: “The most important words to say to these two remarkable players is, ‘Thank you’.
” Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January 2013 and went on to score 67 goals in 160 appearances for them.
“Daniel has earned the right to be considered a modern-day Liverpool great,” Klopp said. “Some of the goals he has scored for Liverpool were so, so, so important.”
Moreno arrived at Anfield from Sevilla in August 2014, playing 141 games for the club.
Moreno landed at Anfield from Sevilla in August 2014, making 141 games for the club.
“They were here when I arrived as manager and during that period they — as much as anybody — set up as a team that would head the right direction,” Klopp included.
“Without them, we wouldn’t be the team and club we are as of now.”