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Bournemouth v Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp insists Daniel Sturridge will not be sold and welcomes Lallana and Firmino to training

Liverpool manager used his pre-match press conference to refute suggestion England striker could join West Ham in January

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool will not sell Daniel Sturridge in January.

Sturridge will miss Liverpool’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth on Sunday with a calf injury.

Klopp used his pre-match press conference on Friday to address rumours the striker could leave Anfield in January amid interest from West Ham United.

“Unfortunately Daniel is not in training now and that is what I am more concerned about than any transfer rumours,” Klopp said.

“There is absolutely no thought to sell any player from the first-team squad. I don’t think it would make sense.”

Klopp also confirmed Adam Lallana has returned to training with the first team, but did not confirm whether the England man will be involved. The manager also offered cautious optimism on Roberto Firmino, who suffered a calf injury in last weekend’s win over Sunderland.

Klopp added: “Yes, there will be a few changes. I am happy about each player back in training. Adam is training, yesterday was the first session. We need to see how he reacts. Yesterday was quite intense.

“Roberto (Firmino) trained yesterday. Still a little bit of pain but not that serious. He came through the session and we will see how he reacts.”

Liverpool's Welsh striker Ben Woodburn (L) scores his team's second goal during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 29, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Welsh striker Ben Woodburn (L) scores his team's second goal during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 29, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Welsh striker Ben Woodburn (L) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 29, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
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Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) and Leeds United's English head coach Garry Monk (C) watches his players from the touchline during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 29, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Substitute Ben Woodburn of Liverpool stands alongside Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Ovie Ejaria of Liverpool jumps for a header during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Emre Can of Liverpool and Hadi Sacko of Leeds United battle for the ball during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Kyle Bartley of Leeds United and Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool shake hands prior to the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Souleymane Doukara of Leeds United is watched by Ragnar Klavan of Liverpool during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Liverpool players observe a minutes silence for the victims of the plane crash involving the Brazilian club Chapecoense prior to the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Leeds United's French midfielder Hadi Sacko (L) vies with Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 29, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Liverpool fans hold a Brazilian style flag as they observe a minutes silence for the victims of the plane crash involving the Brazilian club Chapecoense prior to the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Leeds players huddle prior to the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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