Liverpool over title disappointment, insists Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has insisted that he and his teammates are over the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title last season, ESPN is reporting.

The former Manchester City and Chelsea man netted 21 times in the Premier League as Liverpool eventually finished runners-up to Manchester City. They were in pole position to land their first league title since 1990 until a defeat at home to Chelsea in late April became a springboard for City to triumph by two points.

Sturridge began the new season by scoring the winner in an unconvincing 2-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday, and insists his side are now fully focused on the present. He said: “We were heartbroken at the end of last season but we are refreshed this season and mentally ready for a long season, again especially with the Champions League.

“That is something I can’t wait to play in and the players can’t wait to play in. It took a while. It is not easy to get over things like that but everyone is over that now and we look forward to the future and hopefully bringing success the club.”

The England international also responded to those predicting Liverpool to finish outside the top four this season, adding: “It is very early on in the season to be making predictions of who is going to win the league and who are going to be the top four. 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.

“The manager has made great signings and we look forward to the future and having a successful season because everyone is hungry for success.”

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