Tuesday, 19th August, 2014

Daniel Sturridge has insisted that Liverpool have overcome the disappointment of not winning the Premier League title last season.

The Reds, who have not won the league since 1990, came close to lifting their maiden Premier League trophy in the 2013/14 campaign, but ultimately finished two points behind champions Manchester City.

And Sturridge admitted that everyone associated with Liverpool was “heartbroken” after they narrowly missed out on the country’s top domestic competition last term.

However, the England international explained that his side are now refreshed and ready for another title challenge this season.

“We were heartbroken at the end of last season but we are refreshed and mentally ready for a long season again”, Sturridge told the BBC.  


"It's not easy but everyone is over that now and we look to the future."

Despite Liverpool starting their Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win over Southampton on Sunday, bookmakers are not considering the Merseyside giants serious title contenders.

But Sturridge, who scored the winner against the Saints, is not concerned with the “underdogs” status.

"We have confidence within ourselves, we have a belief within the squad we can win every game – no matter what the opposition – with the philosophies the manager has and the individuals we have and how they work collectively”, he continued.

"Getting off to a good start is fantastic for us, but we understand it is only one game and there are 37 to go.

"I think we go about our business silently. Last season we were underdogs and this season we are underdogs, I don't think it changes."

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