Sturridge happy with whatever minutes he gets, hopes when Liverpool win one trophy, more will follow

Daniel Sturridge says that he’ll be giving his best for Liverpool, regardless of the amount of minutes he gets to play this season. Seen as a squad player at the moment by Jurgen Klopp, the striker showed his worth when he came off the bench to score a sublime late equaliser against Chelsea on Saturday. He will undoubtedly be useful to Klopp’s side this season, as he provides another option up front.

“Whatever decisions the manager makes, he’s the boss,” he said. “Whatever team he picks, you just give your best whether you come on for five minutes or start the game. It’s just about giving everything on the pitch whenever you get the minutes.”

Liverpool are still awaiting their first trophy under Klopp. They have come close on three occasions, losing the league cup final, the Europa League final and the Champions League final since he joined the club in 2015. Sturridge is hopeful that as soon as they win one trophy, more will follow in the future.

“There’s no point in worrying about what we haven’t won or what we need to,” he said. “We’ve got a great squad, a great manager, the backroom staff are top drawer, the fans are great. What more would players want?

“We want to get over the tipping point where we’re able to win something. That’s the goal for us. Once we lift that first trophy, you’d hope that would have a domino effect and we’d be able to win a few more.

“I feel like I’m a winner – I’ve won stuff in the past. But it’s the future now. I want to win something here with Liverpool.

“We’ve had opportunities, we’ve been to a couple of finals since I’ve been here and weren’t able to win. To be able to win a trophy is what would take us to the next level.”

Sturridge continued, and said they shouldn’t put any pressure on winning something. He believes the Reds can beat anybody on their day, which is something they’ve shown in the past.

“It’s one of those where you just have a positive attitude about it, don’t put any pressure on winning something or have it in your mind that we have to do this or that,” he said.

“When we play with a smile on our face and we work hard and put the opposition under a lot of pressure – stamp our style on them – I believe we can beat anybody on our day.

“We got to the Europa League final and the League Cup final, last season we did well in the league and the boys got to the Champions League final. This season, we’re just focusing on trying to take the next step.”

If Liverpool continue their good form, pressure will certainly come with it. People are now expecting them to win something, as their squad is extremely strong this season. It’s been far too long since Liverpool have won a major honour. These players need to step up and change that and bring some much needed joy to their fanbase.

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