Sturridge vows not to sulk

By Stefan Coerts 27 December 2016
Sturridge vows not to sulk

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge insists he will remain positive despite his lack of regular first-team action this season.

The 27-year-old has started just four Premier League games this term - partly due to injury - and had to settle for a place on the bench once more in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Stoke City.

Sturridge did score after coming on, though, and has made it clear he will not be causing any problems.

"The most important thing is that I keep my mindset as positive as possible," Sturridge told Sky Sports after opening his Premier League account for 2016-17.

"It is a team game at the end of the day, everyone is going to be needed in the squad. I have not had any issues or problems within the camp.

"I am enjoying my football and when I get my minutes I focus myself, and if I am not in the team I stay positive and give my input when I can.

"It is nice to play and score goals."

Liverpool went 1-0 down early on against Stoke, but Sturridge was quick to stress they never had any doubts they would bounce back.

"We were very resilient. We never give up, we keep going throughout the game and we know that the hard work is going to pay off at some point," he added.

"That is the most important thing for us.

"It is important that the team keeps going and puts the pressure on."

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