Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates a successful nights work…
Daniel Sturridge has revealed the importance of every game between now and the end of the season, as our Liverpool side chase success in three different competitions.
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On Saturday the 25-year-old striker scored his second goal in five games since returning from a lengthy injury lay-off, as we beat Crystal Palace 2-1 to advance to the last eight of the FA Cup.
Sturridge’s second-half strike – an instinctive close range volley after good work from Jordan Henderson – cancelled out Frazier Campbell’s opener, before Adam Lallana scored what proved to be the winner 10 minutes later.
The FA Cup has taken on extra significance for the Reds this season, with the Wembley final set to be played on Steven Gerrard’s birthday – a fitting end to our captain’s Liverpool career ahead of his summer move to the MLS.
However, Sturridge explained last night that progress in the cup is just one of a number of priorities for the Reds, as we also chase a top four spot in the Premier League, as well as a run in the Europa League.
Sturridge told BT Sport: “It was a difficult first half when they got the goal. We showed the character that we always do when we go behind, to keep fighting. In the end, we deserved to win.
“It’s good to help the team, that’s all that matters. I’m happy to be back playing and back from the injury. Every game for us is a big game and we have to concentrate on each game.”