The 26-year-old has been at the periphery of the Liverpool first team due to a spate of injuries. However he is now pumped up for the new season and wants to become the best and win trophies with the Reds.
Daniel Sturridge has been anonymous for the Reds after being at the forefront of their surge for the Premier League title in 2013-14 alongside Luis Suarez. He has since gone on to make just 26 appearances for Liverpool in two seasons, playing in less than half of their Premier League games.
However Sturridge is primed and ready for the new season, and is desperate to bring silverware to Anfield.
“For me to play for Liverpool and show my abilities and show my qualities has always been the aim,” said the Englishman, according to The Liverpool Echo.
“I will continue to strive to be the best player – to be the best striker in the league and do the best for this club. I will strive to win silverware for this club.
“It’s God’s time. You know me, I’m always working, I’m always pushing myself to the limits and I want this to be the season where not just myself, but the team can be successful.”
The arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield is a major milestone in Sturridge’s Liverpool career, one that could make or break the 26-year-old striker’s career. The German manager put in all his efforts to help the Englishman put his injury problems behind him, stating that he would be patient with the player. However his comments sparked speculation that Sturridge was on his way out of the club.
The 26-year-old striker was believed to be frustrated at Klopp’s public addressal of his injury problems, so much so that he was looking for a transfer away. His recent comments, however, imply that he is very much a part of the former Dortmund manager’s plans at Anfield this coming season. Sturridge is a dangerous striker when fit and if he overcomes his injury problems then he could well go on to be Klopp’s first choice ahead of the likes of Divock Origi, Christian Benteke and Danny Ings.