Sunday, 17th August, 2014

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge believes the Reds are stronger this season than last term, despite having lost the services of Luis Suarez.

Sturridge scored Liverpool's winner in a 2-1 victory over Southampton at Anfield earlier today and much pressure has been placed on the striker's shoulders to compensate for the loss of Suarez.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has bought a whole host new players, in Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo, Divock Origi, Lazar Markovic, Emre Can and Alberto Moreno.

And for Sturridge, that adds up a Liverpool squad which is most certainly stronger.


"Are we stronger this season? I think so. No disrespect to Luis. He's a great player and will be missed", Sturridge told Sky Sports.


"But we move on. We have proved we can win games and score goals."

Liverpool now switch their focus to a tough trip to champions Manchester City on 25th August, before heading on the road once again to lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur on 31st August.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is also still in the market to add to his squad before the transfer window closes.

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