Daniel Sturridge Plays Down Liverpool Premier League Title Chances

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But the striker will keep his feet on the ground and continue to work hard.

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is refusing to get over excited at the club’s excellent start to the season after moving back up to second place following their 3-1 win over managerless Sunderland on Sunday, the Daily Mail reports.

Sturridge opened the scoring before two goals from Luis Suarez – either side of Emanuele Giaccherini’s effort for the Black Cats – sealed their victory at the Stadium of Light.

It was the Anfield outfit’s fourth win in six league games this season, but Sturridge has kept talk of winning the title this season to a minimum.

“It’s early days, take every day as it comes. Don’t worry about the future, worry about the here and now,” he said.

“I don’t think we played as well as we could have in the first half, even though we were 2-0 up, but it was very difficult in the second half.

“We took our foot off the pedal a little bit and once they scored a goal it got a bit more difficult for us but we held on in the end.

“We defended well towards the end of the game and then got a late goal, which killed it off.”

Sturridge opened up the scoring in controversial fashion as the ball took a hefty deflection off his arm before nestling in the back of the net.

“It’s a great ball from Stevie, it’s gone over the defender’s head and it was last minute, I’ve obviously tried to head it but I guess my heading’s not good enough.

“The ball’s just gone in off my arm but I wouldn’t do that on purpose. Sometimes these things happen.”

Luis Suarez also found the net in just his second game back from a 10 match absence, and Sturridge paid tribute to the returning hit man.

“It’s great to have him back in, he gives us options and he’s one of the best forwards in the league. We form a good partnership,’ said the former Manchester City and Chelsea striker.

“We miss Philippe Coutinho, with his injury, we’ve got some great players in this team and I’m happy to be playing with them.”

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