And amid the uncertainty, Arsenal's season has foundered in the competitions that matter most.
"That is for the club to decide, for myself I am enjoying my football", he said after being asked if he would be at Liverpool next season, per Express.
"You can not question my love or my loyalty to this club because I've said no to every club in the world to stay here with very restricted finances for years".
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "It is annoying but we had a spell during the season that was hard and it was hard for me in my personal situation". Half the season, it felt like we were without a lot of key players. You look at where we could have picked up points here and there.
"Psychologically the atmosphere was absolutely horrendous". "Certainly my personal situation has contributed to that".
Jurgen Klopp's men achieved Champions League qualification with a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Sunday (21 May), but Sturridge was a rather peripheral figure during their fight for the top four. We work a lot. "He's not at fault if we did not reach the Champions League tonight".
With Champions League-chasing Arsenal 2-0 up against Everton and Liverpool failing to break down a stubborn Boro, the tension around Anfield was palpable as the game entered first-half stoppage time.
He added: "We do our job and you are professional and part of the job is being professional when the environment is not positive".
Wenger refused to elaborate on why his own future wasn't sorted out sooner, saying "I will give you an answer one day, but not today".
Chelsea limped home with 50 but now have 93, along with a "golden glove" for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and all three individual player awards for N'Golo Kanté, who was Leicester's pivot before he moved to Stamford Bridge for £11million less than "super agent" Mino Raiolo took for shifting Paul Pogba to Manchester United. Only once, though, has the north London club come close to winning the trophy - losing to Barcelona in the 2006 final. "My job is to go on the pitch and put my best foot forward", Sturridge told Sky Sports. What do you think?
"I can't wait to see who he gets in", Houghton said on LFC TV.
'Everything feels good at this club at the moment, ' said Klopp. "I don't know many that have done that".
Arsenal will be missing from the Champions League for the first time in 20 years next season.
The Gunners began the day a point behind fourth-place Liverpool and were on course to displace the Reds when they took an eighth-minute lead.
Most of the Chelsea players, as though warming up for the FA Cup final next Saturday, had a pop at the beleaguered Sunderland goal during the game.