Sturridge’s damage woes over time had resulted in expanding hypothesis over his long run at Anfield.
He simplest began seven Premier League video games final season, scoring simply 3, and was matter to heavy passion from West Ham main up to the summer switch window.
But Klopp opted towards promoting the 28-year-outdated, who has now not controlled greater than 10 league targets a season for the reason that 2013/14 marketing campaign.
The former Chelsea striker has fallen at the back of Roberto Firmino within the pecking order on the Merseyside outfit.
But Klopp insists he simplest spoke to Sturridge this summer about what his plans are for the season forward at Liverpool.
“Yes, we did talk and it was good,” mentioned Klopp.
“It was now not a chat of him announcing, ‘When can I go?’ or, ‘Where can I go?’ Not that speak, however about what we deliberate for this season.
“It isn’t he might be necessary. He is necessary. But in any case, I’ve 11 gamers and stuff like this.
“We are high quality.”
The England global performed his first 90 mins of the season in final weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.
And Klopp is excited along with his building and hopes he has put his health woes at the back of him.
“He’s always getting better because he can train all the time,” he added.
“We made up our minds to not take him to Leicester [in midweek] and that was a accountable determination. We would have taken him, however he shouldn’t have began. Maybe he would have had 10 mins, 30 mins or further-time.
“But then we made up our minds it was higher to stick right here and teach two times, as a result of he can recuperate bodily.”