Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge admits he hopes he will be given more chances to start up front for the Reds after his performance against Huddersfield last weekend.
Sturidge scored the first of three in Liverpool’s win over the Terriers, meaning he has now scored 62 goals in 130 games for the Reds. But he has struggled for game time in recent years due to injury troubles, as well as being out of form in comparison to Roberto Firmino who is often deployed as a centre forward by Jurgen Klopp.
However, Sturridge believes he is fitter than ever currently, and has pleaded with Klopp to give him more chances to shine up front.
Speaking to liverpoolfc.com, he said: “It’s (about) getting that rhythm, that flow. For myself, I feel like I’m best when I’m like that playing regularly.
“But the manager picks the team and I’ll never cause any issues or problems in the camp because he’s the boss, I have a lot of respect for him and for his decisions.
“When I go onto the pitch it’s important for me to show what I can do. It doesn’t matter how many minutes you get, you’ve got to put your best foot forward and show what you can do for the team.
“I’m grateful for his faith in me (on Saturday) and hopefully I’ve repaid him with the goal.”
Sturridge’s goal meant he had scored 100 career goals, something he admits had not remembered.
“I didn’t even think about that, I completely forgot,” he added. “Hopefully I’ll be able to score another 100 before my career is over.”