We can do it! Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool still in top-four battle
Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool can still qualify for the Champions League despite trailing fourth-place Tottenham by nine points
Daniel Sturridge believes Liverpool can still qualify for the Champions League, despite trailing fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by nine points.
The 23-year-old scored his fifth Liverpool goal since arriving from Chelsea in the Merseyside outfit’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
The Reds were denied three points by Sergio Aguero’s late strike, but Sturridge is still confident Brendan Rodgers’ side can catch Chelsea and Tottenham, who still face trips to Anfield.
“We are gutted with the draw because I felt we deserved to win,” Sturridge told Liverpool’s website.
“In our last two games we have played against two great clubs and deserved to win both of the games.
“We have got two good results in fairness even though in mine and the lads’ hearts we know we should have had six points, but we didn’t lose so hats off to the boys for the character they showed.
“We’ll regroup and get ready for our next game against West Bromwich Albion, which is another massive game for us because they are also challenging for the top places.
“We are nine points off the top four so it’s not a massive gap to try and recoup so hopefully we’ll be able to do that – we believe we can.
“We have still got to play Chelsea and Tottenham at home and the other teams challenging have to play each other so hopefully we can win those home
games and stamp our authority.
“When teams come to Anfield we need to show what we are all about.”