Liverpool confirm Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno will leave this summer 10 months ago

Liverpool confirm Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno will leave this summer

Liverpool have thanked the duo for their contributions to the club's success

Liverpool have confirmed that Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno will both leave the club this summer on free transfers following the expiry of their contracts.

The club thanked the pair for the contributions the pair have made during their time at Anfield towards the club's progress, which came to a climax on Saturday night as Liverpool won the Champions League for the first time in 14 years, beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.

"Liverpool Football Club has today thanked Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno for their outstanding contributions to the club and wishes them all the very best for the future," the statement read.

"The pair are set to leave the Reds this summer upon the expiry of their current contracts – and Jürgen Klopp has placed on record his gratitude for the roles they’ve played since arriving at Anfield."

Sturridge played a huge role in Liverpool's last title push back in 2013/14, when he and Luis Suarez formed a terrifying partnership, ripping defences apart week in, week out. Moreno joined in the summer of 2014 and was part of the side that reached the Europa League final in 2016 before being displaced by Andy Robertson.

Klopp told “The most important words to say to these two remarkable players is ‘thank you’.

“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.

“I know this season, and the end of the last, maybe the minutes on the pitch he would have wanted and deserved were not there, but his contribution did not diminish. How he was in training kept the entire group on their toes. Albie is world class and I know he will be back in the Spain national team in the not too distant future.

“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.

“I wish both players nothing but success and joy wherever their journey takes them next. Whoever has them next will be so lucky to have these outstanding personalities in their ranks.

“We will miss them of course, but we can say farewell with the best words possible: Guys, you leave as European Champions.”