Sturridge Confident Liverpool Can Challenge For Titles
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has expressed his confidence that the club will be able to start challenging for titles in the coming seasons after finishing second in the Premier League last season. The second place finish was a major boost to Liverpool, who have been finishing lower than sixth in the last few seasons. Signings like Sturridge and Coutinho have been a major influence on the Liverpool team during the last two years. A few doubts have been raised about Sturridge’s ability to replace Luis Suarez as the key striker.
Suarez was sold to Barcelona for around £75 million and the forward had scored 31 league goals last season. Sturridge put aside those doubts in the opening match against Southampton after securing a late winner. He showed the predatory instincts that made a great strikers like Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler at Liverpool. Liverpool have spent close to £ 100 million in the summer in order to strengthen the squad in various areas of the pitch. Manager Brendan Rodgers has accepted that the increased number of matches due to the Champions League involvement means that the squad has to be strong to cope with the tiredness, injuries, and suspensions.
Liverpool are still believed to be in the transfer market looking for strikers and Sturridge says that the club can become a force with these additions. “We were heartbroken last season but we have got ourselves mentally ready, especially with the Champions League. That is something I can’t wait to play in, nor can anyone else here. It took a while to get over last season. It’s not easy to get over something like that, it’s not easy at all, but we are over it and we are looking forward to the future. God willing, we will bring success to the club,” said Sturridge.