Liverpool host Louis van Gaal’s men knowing that a victory would move them above their rivals into fourth place in the Premier League table heading into the final eight games of the season.
United have endured a stuttering campaign under new manager Van Gaal but are currently fourth in the table and just two points behind defending champions Manchester City.
However, Liverpool have been in fine domestic form of late and have won eight of their last 10 Premier League games as Brendan Rodgers’ men seek victory over their rivals.
And Sturridge insists that the Reds do not plan on changing their approach for Sunday’s showdown on Merseyside.
Speaking to Liverpool’s website, Sturridge said: “That’s how I look at it – it’s another three points.
“Of course, it’s a rivalry, but it’s another three points and we’ll just approach the game as we always do – that’s the most important thing.
“It’s going to be a big game for us. We’re going into the game looking to win it, as we always do, and we’re looking forward to it.
“We’ll go into this game with the right mentality, we’ll look to play our football and to try to go out there and win the game.
“That’s the most important thing – to play our football. If we do that then hopefully everything will take care of itself.”
Sturridge has scored three goals and made one assist in 10 Premier League games during an injury-hit campaign for the striker.
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