Daniel Sturridge has said his spectacular goal in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Saturday was probably one of the best of his career.
The striker was introduced as a substitute four minutes from time at Stamford Bridge, with his equaliser cancelling Eden Hazard’s first-half opener.
“It was a good goal, the boys worked tirelessly all game,” Sturridge told BT Sport postmatch. “We created a lot of chances in the first half and we were unlucky not to score in the first half. But it was a nice goal at the end for myself.
“I’d like to think [I’ve scored better goals], but probably not. This one was a nice goal. As I said, it was just about getting the result.
“It’s a team game and I just give my best [in] any minutes I get. It’s just important to keep pushing forward, having a positive outlook on everything going on and it’s been good far.”
Sturridge is now Liverpool’s joint-top goalscorer for the season, alongside Sadio Mane, with four goals in seven appearances.
Jurgen Klopp believes the 29-year-old is in the best physical shape during his career at Anfield.
“Three days ago he had a similar situation and hit the crossbar,” Klopp said at his postmatch news conference. “He reminded nobody [of his talent] then, obviously.
“He’s fantastic football player, he had a full preseason and he’s in the best shape since I’ve known him. It’s as easy as that.
“It’s really cool, I’m really happy for him. He works hard, he’s just a good lad. When he came in the dressing room after 20 minutes or so, it was pretty loud. The boys were all happy for him. He really is in a good moment.”
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