Daniel Sturridge thinks FA Cup victory will be catalyst for better things

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Can we finish the season strongly?

It has been a difficult season for Daniel Sturridge. After we came so close to clinching the title last year, there was always going to be pressure to have a similar level of success during this campaign.

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Unfortunately for the 25-year-old, injuries as well as the departure of his strike-partner Luis Suarez – with whom he shared 52 Premier League goals last year – have meant that we have struggled to reach those same heights.

Sturridge missed around five months of the first-half of this season, and according to the Daily Mirror, admits that it has been a tough year for him and the club.

“For myself it’s been a difficult season in terms of being able to play but for the club it’s been difficult also,” he said.

However, we are now back in contention for a place in the top four, and have a semi-final of the FA Cup ahead this weekend. The England international believes that if we can qualify for next season’s Champions League and secure our eighth triumph in the world’s oldest cup competition, then that represents a good return.

“We’ve not had a great season but we’re in a position now where we can finish in the top 4 and win the FA Cup.

“And if you had asked people at the start of the season if you can guarantee Champions League football and win some silverware they would have probably been happy,” he added.

Sturridge suggested that the goal is to turn us into regular title contenders, as well as developing that winning feeling which will only benefit us in the long run.

“That’s what we’re working towards, being a team that can challenge every single season for silverware and for the title,” he explained.

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