Sturridge: We have the mentality to move on


    Daniel Sturridge is confident Liverpool will continue to move forward and progress, despite the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona this summer.

    The Uruguayan scored 31 Premier League goals for the Reds last season, but Sturridge is of the opinion the Reds are far from a one man team, and the new additions brought in by Brendan Rodgers will aid the club’s ‘winning mentality.’

    “Liverpool is a huge club, it’s an elite club and people don’t realise that.

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    “We have a lot of players who can step up. Luis has left and that is football, he’s moved on.

    “For me, with the signings the manager has made – exciting players, young players, real up and comers – we are going to have that winning mentality.

    “Players come and go, that’s the nature of the game. Some will remain at a club their whole career like Stevie Gerrard and some will move.

    “It doesn’t matter. We will still have the mentality to move forward, be an exciting squad, playing attacking football, and that’s the Liverpool way. We will continue to do that.”

    The Reds fell agonisingly short of a first Premier League title during 2013-14, but Sturridge is confident his side will be up there challenging at the top once again this season.

    He added: “I’m excited about the new season.

    “Last season we were the underdogs, but now people expect us to kick on. It’s a great chance to show what we can do again. Regardless if we are underdogs or favourites, our mentality won’t change.

    “We are a young, hungry squad looking to put our stamp down, not just in the Premier League but Europe as well.

    “We will try to move forward with a great manager behind us who has the exact same mentality.

    “He is hungry for success – everyone is. That is the motto and the key point I’m trying to make.

    “I will give 100 per cent and the other boys will too. Whoever is selected will go out with the right mentality to try and win games – as has always been the way.”

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