Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge: We should be challenging for honours
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge says Brendan Rodgers' philosophy and shrewd purchases means the Reds should challenge for honours
Daniel Sturridge believes Brendan Rodgers’ shrewd purchases in the past seven months means Liverpool should be challenging for honours this season.
The England international was snapped up in the January transfer window along with Philippe Coutinho, while Rodgers has brought in Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure this summer.
And Sturridge reckons the Reds manager’s football philosophy, coupled with the new arrivals at Anfield, should help the Merseyside outfit improve on their seventh-place finish next term.
“When you play in the Premier League everybody’s goal is to lift that trophy, to have the celebrations and to know that you’ve succeeded and been a champion over everybody else in the division,” Sturridge told Liverpool’s magazine.
“So the main aim for next season and the seasons ahead is to try to help the team do well in the Premier League. I’m sure with the philosophy the manager takes we’ll be able to do that.
“With the philosophy that the manager has, we should be challenging for honours. I think it’s going to be great for us in the future and we can move forward.
“I think we’ve done things this season, both prior to me coming here and then with my help, to deliver some better statistics than we have had in previous years in terms of goals and attacking play.
“It’s exciting to be a part of that philosophy and a new regime that the manager’s forming for us to move forward as a club.
“It’s the reason why the manager signed myself and Philippe as well as the players he signed at the start of the season. The aim was to help the team get back to where it belongs.
“We’ll all be doing everything in our power to make sure that Liverpool is a club that is challenging for Premier League titles because the fans have been waiting for that for a long time and hopefully next season we’ll be in the running.”