Sturridge vows to build on debut goal

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

Sturridge, who hasn’t played a senior game since November, took just seven minutes for his debut against Mansfield to open his account for the Reds.

He said to the Liverpool Echo:

“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.  I was quite tired out there as I haven’t been playing or training much over the last few months. But I’m grateful to the boss for giving me nearly 60 minutes.  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.”

The 23 year old also praised his new team-mates following the win, but singled out Jonjo Shelvey for his perfectly weighted pass which lead to the striker’s opener:

“It was a great pass from Jonjo – the vision and the weight of the pass for the goal was perfect. He made it quite easy for me to take the shot first time.  We haven’t had much time to work on stuff but we were both on the same wavelength. We get on well on and off the field.”

“All the lads have been great with me and they’ve made it easy for me to settle in over the past few days.  I want to say thank you to them for making me feel so welcome. I look forward to playing with them for many years to come”

How did everyone rate his opening performance?  Do you think Sturridge, Suarez and Sterling can form a lethal partnership upfront?