8,500 reasons why Sturridge wants to start against Leicester

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Daniel Sturridge has voiced his desire to appear in front of Anfield’s new and improved Main Stand on Saturday against Leicester.

A lot has been made of comments that Sturridge made over being played on the wing against Burnley a few weeks ago. There is no doubting that the Englishman is a formidable forward, but he has had to get used to a marginalised role under Jurgen Klopp.

Things were made to seem worse than they actually are when a picture emerged of Sturridge looking extremely displeased at not being introduced earlier on in the game against Tottenham.

With this in mind, however, it is very difficult to question Sturridge’s loyalty and commitment to Liverpool. Many clubs would’ve taken the former Manchester City striker in a heartbeat, but he is committed to Liverpool and passionate about the future.

Liverpool have added 8,500 new seats to Anfield’s Main Stand and Sturridge believes that this will push the club on to better things.

“As players we will see the difference,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“Week in, week out we need the fans as much as possible. They turn up and it’s always a sell-out at Anfield.

“It’s important that it continues to be like that and they are vocal as they are all the time. Because without them we wouldn’t be where we are and who we are.

“We understand the importance of the fans and we’re grateful for everything they have done for us in helping us and pushing us on the football field. We’ll look to repay them with results.”

Sturridge is yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool this season, despite scoring two in the EFL Cup. He has a lot of work to do to get ahead of Roberto Firmino in the starting lineup but he will fancy his chances.

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Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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