Daniel Sturridge: I’ve improved my game ahead of Liverpool v Man United

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he is a more prolific header

Daniel Sturridge says he is starting to score headed goals more often after the Liverpool star netted in England’s 2-0 win against Malta on Saturday night.

The 26-year-old centre-forward got on the end of Jordan Henderson’s cross to steer a clinical header into the net to help interim England manager Gareth Southgate making a winning start to his reign.

Sturridge is still waiting to open his Premier League account for the 2016-17 season with Liverpool, although the former Chelsea and Manchester City man did net twice in a 5-0 win against Burton Albion in the League Cup.

The England international has now scored 100 goals for club and country ahead of Liverpool’s next Premier League clash against bitter rivals Manchester United on Monday night.

And Sturridge believes he has improved one aspect of his game ahead of the visit of Jose Mourinho’s side.

“I don’t score a lot of headers but over the last couple of years I’ve actually started scoring them more often – so I think I might be getting the knack for it. But I don’t want to talk too soon!” Sturridge told FATV, as quoted by Liverpool’s website.

Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table and two points behind current leaders Manchester City.

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The Reds were 2-1 winners against Swansea City last time out.

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