Sturridge happy to contribute

Daniel Sturridge says he has benefited after refusing to put extra pressure on himself to find the back of the net since joining Liverpool in January.

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Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool striker will not put pressure on himself

Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool striker will not put pressure on himself

The 23-year-old admitted he was satisfied with eight goals from 14 appearances so far following his January transfer from Chelsea.

Sturridge insisted that he was more concerned with assisting his team-mates in creating scoring chances rather than netting himself.

He said: "It's great to score goals but the main factor when I joined the club was just to help Liverpool move forward.

"I don't want to put too much pressure on myself to score goals because that's the kind of person I am. I always put pressure on myself but I've stopped doing that so much now.

"I've just tried to focus on helping the team win games and to work as hard as I possibly can on the football field because if I do that then all the natural things that I do on the pitch will come out.

"So my mentality now is to ensure I am in tip-top shape and at my optimum best to be able to help the team.

"If I score goals along the way then fantastic, if I get assists fantastic, but the main thing is for the team to get positives results and for us to come out of the season on a high."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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