Daniel Sturridge favours Subway sandwiches over food provided by the club

The England international has played very little club football this season

Daniel Sturridge favours Subway sandwiches over food provided by the club

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Daniel Sturridge has played just 106 minutes for Liverpool since Jürgen Klopp arrived in Anfield last October and a former Liverpool star wants Klopp to clarify the striker's situation.

Sturridge has struggled to find his form this season and his inability to recover from persistent injuries continues to fuel rumours that the England international has falling out of favour with Klopp.

Sturridge has observed most of his side's outings from the stands having started just five games this season with a meagre score tally of two goals. And now it has been revealed that Sturridge is deviating from the club approved diet as well.

Reports today indicate that the injury afflicted Sturridge is dining on Subway sandwiches rather than eating food provided by the club.

Ahead of their FA Cup tie against Exeter, Klopp confessed that Sturridge had no chance of playing and said:

''We cannot think about him.''

But former Liverpool player Dieter Hamann is growing impatient and wants Klopp to 'tell the truth' about Sturridge's situation.

Speaking on TalkSport, Hamann said that Klopp's answers to questions about Sturridge suggest the injury worries are minor and that supporters deserve to know the truth.

''The club has got a responsibility to tell the paying public what is wrong with him. If he has got a hamstring injury, an ankle injury, or whatever he may have, the people pay for a season ticket have got a right to know what is wrong with him.''

'If there is nothing wrong with him, it is more important to be honest and truthful with the paying public than to protect a player who has hardly played in the last 18 months, who seems to choose when he wants to play. If there is nothing wrong with the player, why should the club protect him.''

Hamann's comments are based on his experience of playing alongside Sturridge at Manchester City. Hamann said that he remembers Sturridge as a player who lacked the motivation to push himself.

''There was always something wrong with him on the Thursday or the Friday. His back, his hamstring, there was always something. I am not saying he is pretending to be injured, I'm not sure. But if he is injured, say it. Nobody knows what is going on with him.'