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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge claims Chelsea lacked belief in him during his time at Stamford Bridge, reports Jack Wilson of the Daily Star.
The England international has been in sparkling form for the Reds this season, but is quoted in the article as saying:
I was never sure if I'd play as a striker [at Chelsea] because people didn't believe in me.
I was often asked to play in a different position and to do a job for the team but, having been a striker and then being asked to just flick a switch and play on the wing was always going to be difficult, because mentally you're going to play the way you always have and I play on instinct.
I think that now I'm just playing the way that I did as a kid but I'd never had the chance to do that.
Meanwhile, Liverpool supporters have been left angry after Arsenal reduced their allocation for the FA Cup fifth-round tie due to safety concerns, claims Alex Richards of the Daily Mirror.
Former Anfield midfielder Paul Ince claims his son, Thomas, rejected a move to Liverpool last month, according to another report by Richards in the Mirror.
The Reds missed out on Yevhen Konoplyanka last month, but will revive their interest in the Dnipro winger in the summer, claims Chris McKenna of the Daily Star.