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Sturridge: Win was deserved

Daniel Sturridge felt Liverpool were worthy winners at Aston Villa and is delighted to be hitting the goal trail.

Last Updated: 25/08/13 at 06:55 Post Comment

Daniel Sturridge: Has netted winning goals in back-to-back games for Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge: Has netted winning goals in back-to-back games for Liverpool

For the second successive week, a solitary strike from Sturridge was another to hand the Reds all three points in a Premier League contest.

The England international has now scored against Stoke City and Villa, and he admits things could not have gone much better for Brendan Rodgers' side.

Sturridge told Sky Sports: "I think we deserved it. They played some good football in the second half and they put us under a lot of pressure, but we were resilient and worked very hard as a team. That's the manager's philosophy, to be a team, and we worked very hard together.

"It was good to score. That's what I enjoy to do, and I enjoy helping the team win games. It's just important to win, it doesn't matter if I score or not. I work every day very hard with the team and we try to win as a team. If we lose, we lose as a team, and that's what it is all about."

Asked if his fine start to the season is down to increased confidence, Sturridge - who is setting his sights on the 2014 World Cup - added: "I am just playing my normal game, to be honest.

"I have probably matured a little bit in terms of my confidence and I'm playing at ease within the first team because I haven't played as much at centre-forward as I would have liked to in the past. This is just how I have been since I was kid, but I've been given an opportunity to do it in the first team.

"The ideal situation is to keep winning games and if I am on the scoresheet, brilliant. I want to make the England team for the World Cup. It's every player's dream to play in a World Cup and it's certainly something I would love to do."

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e'll be fine, no problem. If they do get relegated, he's definitely going to ask how anyone could ever have thought that Villa were going to be fine given their problems before he came.

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toke though. Hmn. I don't think it was defending that made people dislike Stoke so much as the out and out cheating/nastiness they regularly displayed. That, and they kept buying the odd flair player and then ruining them (Oh! Tuncay, what were you thinking?).

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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