Daniel Sturridge: How I’ve remained positive at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp
The Liverpool striker is happy to wait for his chance in Jurgen Klopp's side
Daniel Sturridge has revealed that he has managed to keep a positive mindset despite a lack of first-team football under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
The England international scored Liverpool’s fourth goal in a 4-1 win against Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday evening as the Reds hoisted themselves up to second place in the Premier League table.
Sturridge has made a number of vital contributions to Liverpool’s title bid in recent weeks following his return from an injury problem after he created the chance for Sadio Mane to score a late winner in a 1-0 derby win at Everton.
The 27-year-old has struggled to secure a starting spot in Klopp’s Liverpool side this season as the former Borussia Dortmund boss continues to prefer Brazil international Roberto Firmino in a striker role.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Liverpool’s emphatic 4-1 win against Stoke City, Sturridge insisted that he is happy to seize his opportunities when they are presented to the former Chelsea and Manchester City man.
“The most important thing is that I keep my mindset as positive as possible,” said Sturridge.
“It’s a team game at the end of the day – everyone is going to be needed in the squad. I’ve not had any issues or problems within the camp.
“I’m enjoying my football and when I get my minutes I focus myself, and if I’m not in the team I stay positive and give my input when I can.”