Daniel Sturridge outlines key factors to brilliant Liverpool form

Date published: Wednesday 2nd August 2017 8:17

Daniel Sturridge had plenty of praise for his team-mates on Tuesday night, as Liverpool emerged as impressive 3-0 victors over Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup.

Sadio Mane and new signing Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool into a two-goal lead at the break, before Sturridge came off the bench to score.

Despite having sent his side into an unassailable lead, Sturridge injured himself in the process, and that meant an early end to his night.

The striker did, however, rush to ease any worries amongst the Reds fanbase post-match, putting the injury down to “fatigue”.

Liverpool have enjoyed a fruitful pre-season thus far, whilst their only failure to secure a victory came against Wigan in mid-July.

Sturridge claimed a combination of Jurgen Klopp’s tactics, and the hard work of the team, has been key to their impressive form in pre-season.

“It is brilliant to play in this team – we’re always threatening and running at opponents,” Sturridge said.

“We work hard tactically, as well as pressing. We attack together and defend together to it’s been great.

“I don’t want to get too excited. It’s not the first game Bayern Munich have lost, they lost to Inter Milan as well. A lot of teams have been losing in pre-season, we are just fortunate we haven’t.”

The 27-year-old also mentioned how he analysed the movement of Bayern goal keeper, Sven Ulreich, when Salah scored his goal, and spoke of how he would attempt to use that analysis in his favour.

“The first time I was running he didn’t come out. I watched when Mo (Salah) ran through and the keeper went down really early.

“Before I came on I was thinking if I’m through and in control I’m going to try and chip him because I saw he goes down quickly.

“He didn’t actually go down, he went against my plan but it worked anyway.”

Victory last night meant Liverpool progress to the final of the Audi Cup, where they will face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

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