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Liverpool news: Reds confirm Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno are leaving the club

The Reds confirmed that the first-team pair will both leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of the month

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Liverpool have confirmed that Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno will leave the club at the end of the season.

The Reds confirmed that the first-team pair will both leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of the month.

Former England international Sturridge scored 67 times in 160 appearances while Moreno, who joined from Sevilla in 2014, represented the club 141 times.

“The most important words to say to these two remarkable players is ‘thank you’," manager Jurgen Klopp told the club's official 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.

“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."

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