Liverpool Roundup: Latest on Daniel Sturridge and Piotr Zielinski

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski this summer.

The Udinese midfielder is on loan at Empoli this season and has been fantastic all season. The Polish international has attracted a lot of interest from several European heavyweights including the likes of Liverpool and Juventus.

Zielinski has recently claimed that he is not sure where his future lies and has also refused to rule out a move away from Italy this summer.

The Liverpool target has now fuelled further speculations about a summer move to Anfield by claiming that it would be an honour to work with the new Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.

The German has had a tremendous 7 months in charge of the Premier League outfit and has already guided them to two cup finals. It seems that his achievements in this short span of time have not slipped under the radar.

Zielinski said: “I don’t know if my playing style would suit the Premier League, and I haven’t thought about my future yet,” he said. “It’s my agent who deals with these topics.

“Regardless of my personal situation, Klopp is one of the best managers around and it would certainly be an honour to work with him.”

Zielinski is a creative midfielder who can play as the number ten or as an advanced central midfielder as well. The Empoli midfielder is quite similar to Arsenal star Santi Cazorla in his style of play and could be a very useful addition to the Liverpool midfield.

Meanwhile, in other news Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has rubbished Jurgen Klopp’s claims from earlier this season regarding the player’s injury problems.

Earlier this season Klopp hinted that Sturridge is not playing through pain for the club and the player needs to realise the difference between serious pain and normal pain. The German implied that the player’s pain threshold could be worked on.

“What you need in times like this is training,” said Klopp, his own frustration at missing his star striker perhaps coming through. “Your body has to learn a new intensity of training and you have to learn what serious pain is or what only pain is.”

Responding to the comments, Sturridge said: “Not at all. I didn’t see where he was coming from. But, you know, that’s his opinion and that’s football. I’ve played with many injuries over the years, and I will continue to do that for the team.”


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