Monday, 11th February, 2013

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is happy with his goalscoring form for the Reds since signing, but insists that the result is the most important thing for him in matches, as he hates losing.

Sturridge arrived at Anfield in last month’s transfer window and has already made an impact in front of goal.

The former Chelsea man has hit the back of the net four times so far for his new club, with one of those goals coming against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

But with that game having been lost 2-1, scoring against the Red Devils was not worth celebrating for Sturridge, who insists getting the result for Liverpool is by far the most important thing.

"After we beat Mansfield on my debut I felt great. Then a week later after Man Utd I was at rock-bottom. I’ve not felt like that for a long time", he told his club’s official site.


"When you don’t play, a loss doesn’t affect you as much because your body isn’t filled with adrenalin and emotion. After United I felt like I’d let everyone down.

"I’ve grown to handle it but I hate losing. When I was younger I’d cry and get angry. The same emotions are there but I manage to keep them inside.

"Losing is the worst feeling. It doesn’t matter if I score five goals – if we lose 6-5, the goals don’t matter."

Sturridge will be aiming to get on target for Liverpool tonight when the Reds host West Brom at Anfield, if he recovers from a thigh injury in time.

Victory is essential for Brendan Rodgers’ men, who have fallen to 12 points behind the Premier League top four after the weekend’s results.

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