A bullish Sturridge talks up an improved Liverpool outfit

Daniel Sturridge is pleased to have helped Liverpool forget the bleak display that was the 2-0 defeat against Burnley on the weekend.

Liverpool breezed past Burton Albion in their second-round EFL Cup tie with the Reds putting five goals past the hosts with no reply. Sturridge was amongst the scorers, getting his first two goals of the season, as was Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi.

Progression to the third round of the tournament had been secured but the most pleasing aspect of the victory was the reaction to the disappointment of defeat at Turf Moor on the weekend. Speaking after the game, Sturridge told Liverpoolfc.com:

“It was a great team performance and it’s good to get the victory.

“It was down to us to get the result, down to us to go out there and improve on what we did at the weekend and we did that.”

On his his teammates’ hunger, Sturridge added, “We’re like that all the time, we always want to try to keep scoring goals, keep performing, and keep making the results as good as possible.

“We want to win. We always want to win every game, regardless of the competition. It’s important if it’s a friendly or whatever, we always want to win.”

Hopefully that hunger to succeed will come to the fore as it did on opening day against Arsenal when the Reds play Tottenham this weekend. Sturridge can play a vital role if selected and if he displays similar levels of efficiency in front of goal as he did on Tuesday evening then the Liverpool have a great chance of victory.

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