Mark Lawrenson makes claim about Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson expects Daniel Sturridge to remain at Anfield beyond the summer

Mark Lawrenson doesn’t believe Daniel Sturridge will leave Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

The England striker scored Liverpool’s opener in Wednesday night’s Europa League final before Kevin Gameiro and Coke turned the Basel showpiece on its head to secure a 3-1 win for Sevilla.

Sturridge has been linked with a potential move to Arsenal and West Ham United in the summer transfer window, although the striker has stated his desire to remain at the Merseyside outfit.

Speaking to BBC Sport in the aftermath of Liverpool’s Europa League final defeat, former Reds defender Lawrenson tipped Sturridge to stay put at the 18-time English champions beyond the summer.

“Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge are not going anywhere this summer – other than on holiday,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Jurgen Klopp knew that within two weeks of taking over he needed to bring in players. Why didn’t he address it in January? He probably did but could not get the right personnel in.”

Sturridge, who has been included in England’s Euro 2016 squad, has scored eight times in 14 Premier League games since his return from a serious injury spell earlier this year.

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The Liverpool forward netted three goals for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds during their Europa League campaign over the course of the 2015/16 season.

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