Daniel Sturridge claims to be “feeling amazing” at Liverpool as he seeks to earn a new contract and avoid dropping into the free agent pool.
The England international striker is set to see his current deal at Anfield expire at the end of the season.
The 29-year-old has been on Merseyside since January 2013, taking in close to 150 appearances for the Reds.
He did, however, appear to be edging towards the exit door last season after being sent out on loan to West Brom.
Jurgen Klopp has offered Sturridge a chance to prove his worth this term, though, and the former Chelsea and Manchester City forward has responded with four goals in nine appearances.
He admits things could not be going much better, telling Liverpool’s official website: “I’m feeling great [and am] looking forward to contributing to the team.
“I’m feeling amazing so I can’t really complain, I can have no complaints. I’m just excited for the next month coming up and hopefully we can get some good results in that month.
“Whatever the manager feels is best for the team [is best]. Whoever’s the right players to play, [we] will push ourselves to the limit. We’ve got a great squad so you’ve just got to be ready to give your all, give your everything, to push yourself to the limit.
“Every game’s important for this team, whether it’s the cup, the league, the Champions League, whatever it is, every single game is just as important as each other.
“So, however many minutes you get, whether you’re starting or you’re coming off the bench, you want to support the team as best as possible and help them be successful.”
Sturridge faces fierce competition for places in Klopp’s side from the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
He is seeing regular minutes, though, and is hoping to be involved again on Saturday when Liverpool return to domestic action and put their unbeaten Premier League record on the line away at Huddersfield.
Sturridge added: “I think it will be tough. The games are always difficult off the back of international breaks: players are tired, they’ve travelled, the week’s not as long in terms of we can’t do as much tactical work as we would usually do throughout the week.
“And obviously players have gone away and done different tactics with their national teams, played in different positions and roles, so it kind of poses a little bit of a ‘[can we] get back to what we’re used to doing?’ [question].
“I hope we go there and we get a result, that’s the main thing. We’ve just got to stay focused on that.
“We never will underestimate any team. People will say we’re favourites but we’re going into this game and we’re both on the same playing field. It’s the Premier League, so every team is strong in this league.”