Liverpool wave goodbye to Sturridge and Moreno
Liverpool have released Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno following their Champions League final win over Tottenham last weekend.
The club confirmed the news on Tuesday with Sturridge scoring 67 goals in 160 games while Moreno spent five seasons with the club after moving to Liverpool from Sevilla in 2014.
Both players were peripheral members of Jurgen Klopp's side this season and the German thanked them for their contributions over the past few seasons.
“The most important words to say to these two remarkable players is ‘thank you’," Klopp told the club's website.
“They were here when I arrived as manager and during that period they - as much as anyone - helped to establish us as a team that would be heading in the right direction. Without them we wouldn’t be the team and club we are in this moment.
"Alberto is a person whose personality is reflected in how he plays. Full of life, full of energy, always positive. An unbelievable character who is always willing to give all of himself for the team.
“Daniel has earned the right to be considered a modern-day Liverpool great, I would think. He came to the club while we were trying to rebuild and re-establish ourselves. Some of the goals he has scored for Liverpool were so, so, so important.
“He is one of the best finishers I have ever seen in my life. He scores goals you think could and should not be possible.
“Again, like many players in my squad, Daniel has had to be patient and contribute when asked during games, but even this season he has played a vital role.
“What maybe is missed on the outside of the club by many is what a great leader Daniel is in our dressing room. He is smart, confident and not afraid to speak up when he thinks there is something that needs adapting to help the team. He has been great with many of the younger players also, so he has been so important to our progression here."