Daniel Sturridge: I can ‘be myself’ at Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge says that his success at Liverpool is down to the striker "being himself" at the club

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has scored 20 Premier League goals this season Photo: Nike

Daniel Sturridge says that his success at Liverpool is down to the striker “being himself” since joining the Reds.

The England international has been in sensational form since his switch to Anfield from Chelsea in January 2013, scoring 20 goals and making seven assists in the Premier League so far this season.

And the 24-year-old believes that his top form is partly down to him having found his comfort zone on Merseyside.

“Since I’ve come here, I’ve been able to just be myself,” Sturridge told BT Sport.

“In the past I’ve maybe not felt comfortable, and I’m quite shy. But when I came here, I made it a point to just be myself and be who I wanted to be.

“I feel as though I can just be who I am.”

Sturridge, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring strain, also revealed that he may pursue a career in acting after he hangs up his boots for good.

“My mum is looking to open a restaurant, and maybe I will do something with that [after I retire], but maybe I will go into acting,” he said.

“I want to do something I enjoy rather than just relax, and I think acting would be good. My favourite actors are Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Denzel Washington. They’re the coolest.”

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