Raheem Sterling believes that the return of Daniel Sturridge would help Liverpool‘s form

Liverpool have not built any sort of momentum in the league and have lost three of their first five PL matches, a definite sign of worry.

Against West Ham United, the travelling Liverpool side looked lacklustre and off the mark and the 3-1 loss signified Brendan Rodgers’ men have only picked up six points so far and now have two consecutive league defeats- to Aston Villa and the Hammers (both of which looked like wins on paper).

Raheem Sterling, who picked up his side’s only goal believes his side will improve once Daniel Sturridge is back and is in the thick of things. Sturridge hurt his thigh on England duty at the start of this month, and was hence ruled out for 3 weeks.

“Daniel is a massive miss for us with his goals and the way he plays in behind defenders,” said Sterling

“Him coming back should add another dimension to the team. It will definitely be a test of character but I think there is a lot of character in this group.”

Sterling however, refused to use return to the Champions League as an excuse for his side’s form.

He said: “We can’t use playing in the Champions League as an excuse because there are other teams in the Premier League doing exactly the same as us who are winning games.

“The games are coming thick and fast but that’s what we want – to be competing at the top end of the Premier League and in the Champions League. What it means now is that after the second recovery day after a game we’re straight back into another game. That’s the way it’s going to be this season and that’s something we need to get used to.

“We’ve got the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Joe Allen to come back from injury but we should be winning games with the players we’ve got out on that pitch.

“We need to get back to basics and start winning games again. We’ll get back to the training field and go again on Tuesday night against Middlesbrough in the League Cup.

“We have definitely got the quality to make the top four. It’s down to us to get things right and get back to playing the way we all know we can. It’s concerning but we have got to put it behind us and go again. Our focus has to turn to the next game now. We need to bounce back.”