Daniel Sturridge has voiced his desire to win silverware with Liverpool and prove that he is the best Premier League striker.
Since the Englishman arrived at Anfield in 2013 his career has been dogged by injury after injury and it has affected his ability to appear consistently for Liverpool. The former Chelsea and Manchester City forward established his Premier League pedigree in the 2013/14 when he finished as the runners up in the Golden Boot race to none other than Luis Suarez.
However, Sturridge is agitating to win silverware with Liverpool and find the form which saw him form one of the deadliest strike partnerships across Europe.
“Getting some silverware is the aim for me this season. That’s what I’d love to do,” Sturridge said to the Liverpool Echo.
“We want to be as successful as possible. The main aim is to win trophies with Liverpool.
“That’s all I’ve wanted to do since I’ve been here. We have been so close to winning the Premier League, so close to winning two finals, but this year is the year when we have to try and win that trophy.
“I will let my feet do the talking. You guys have known me a long time and know I believe in myself.”
This is the first pre-season that Sturridge will complete since joining Liverpool with his injury hassles always preventing him from preparing for the next season properly. The Enlgish international is hoping that he can reignite his form of the 2013/14 season.
“God willing it will be that season,” he said.
“For me to play for Liverpool and show my abilities and show my qualities has always been the aim.
“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.”
“I am feeling a lot better,” Sturridge added. “In the first game I was so stiff and tense from the first sessions. We trained in the morning, we did a double session the day before.
“We’ve done a lot of hard sessions and it has been great to able to complete pre-season in full and be raring to go.
“I felt quite stiff after the sessions, but against Roma I felt a lot better.
“I’ve continued training with the team and going through it, and the manager is pushing us to our limits.
“We are showing we are getting fitter with each game and I felt a lot fitter against Roma than I did in the last one.”