Sturridge was loaned out to West Brom in January, having struggled for playing time at Liverpool and not been deemed a key part of Klopp’s future plans.
The 28-year-old was hampered by injury problems at the Hawthorns, making just five appearances and failing to score, as the Baggies were relegated to the Championship.
On Monday, claims made by Anfield Edition, a seemingly untrustworthy Twitter account, claimed Sturridge and Klopp had fallen out after the striker “had not received an invitation to the Champions League final”.
Sturridge brilliantly shot down these suggestions later in the evening, responding to the tweet that has since been deleted.
“Spoke to the boss and Michael Edwards over the couple of days and wished them good luck for the final.
“Wished my team mates good luck after the semis and this week.”
It is pathetic that supposed supporters are willing to make up news in order to receive online ‘hits’.
Fair play to Sturridge for immediately dispelling this and extinguishing any flames before it became more of a story.
That’s not what is needed as Klopp and his players look forward to Saturday’s potentially era-defining meeting with Real Madrid, with team spirit and harmony so important.
Sturridge will be playing no part in Kiev and is unlikely to ever represent the Reds again, but he clearly cares about the club and is a likeable person.