Daniel Sturridge vows to build on debut goal

Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool forward

New Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has said he will continue to get better, following his debut goal in the FA Cup win at Mansfield, the Independent reports.

The England international arrived at Liverpool from Stamford Bridge last week for £12million and took just seven minutes of his debut against Mansfield in the FA Cup to open his account for the Reds.

Sturridge, who hasn’t played a senior game since November did also miss good opportunities for his side during the game, but insists his sharpness will improve as he nears closer to full fitness.

He told the Liverpool Echo, “I haven’t had much training.”

“I’ve only had three sessions with the lads and then a light session on Saturday before the game.”

“I am lacking sharpness in front of goal. I missed a few chances but hopefully once I get my fitness those ones that I missed will go in.”

Sturridge was also quick to hail his new teammates for the way they have welcomed him to the club and signalled his desire for the future saying, “I look forward to playing with them for many years to come.”

The 23-year-old scored 11 league goals for Chelsea last season in a campaign which started so promisingly for him but then faded.

He will now hope to build on his positive start at Liverpool as he looks to make the most of the first team football he has been craving.