Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are second in the Premier League and top scorers too with 30 goals so far.
It's hard to believe Klopp would even consider any bids for Sturridge in the January window after Danny Ings is suspected to be out for the entire season and Sadio Mane to travel for the AFCON, Sturridge is still to play a big part in Liverpool's title challenge.
"I could see it in his face, in his attitude in training and with the fun he had in the session". There is a lot of it.
"It's about momentum and keeping it going by retaining the ball well and ensuring the pressure stays on them".
"Then we have to keep possession when we do have the ball".
"They had successes of being the best player at Southampton, Schalke or other teams", said the German.
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Lallana missed out on that trip to face his former club at St Mary's with a groin injury sustained while on worldwide duty with England and the 28-year-old is still struggling with the problem. Really cool. He's not the most talking person, I would say.
Midfielder Steven Pienaar, who played under Moyes at Everton, is back from suspension but Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji is banned after being sent off against Hull.
Black Cats captain John O'Shea is also pushing for a return in central defence, in place of the suspended Papy Djilobodji.
"It would be nice to say we were the first Sunderland team to win at Liverpool for more than 30 years", said the 21-year-old Belgium worldwide.
After 26 long years, you can't blame the fans for getting a little bit excited about the potential of winning the league, but it's clear the players won't be allowed to have the same mindset with so much football to be played between now and May. We can't afford to have a losing mindset.
"From the first moment when we thought about him and we knew his situation, we knew his readiness to change club and come to Liverpool and all that stuff".