Sturridge focused on getting to 100 Liverpool goals after reaching half century on Wednesday

The English frontman wants to reach 100 goals in a red shirt, having made it 50 not out against Everton this week.

Sturridge focused on getting to 100 Liverpool goals after reaching half century on Wednesday
Sturridge tucks away number 50 for Liverpool (photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Sturridge has admitted that although he's naturally pleased to reach 50 Liverpool goals, he's already focusing on his next 50 in a red shirt.

The English striker netted his 50th goal for the Merseyside club on Wednesday night, scoring the third goal in a dominant 4-0 win over local rivals Everton.

Due to various injury problems, it's taken him three years to get to that mark, but he's reached the milestone in an astounding 87 games. 

Sturridge just focusing on scoring goals

Asked about bringing up the landmark, Sturridge explained "my dad and brother pay attention to that stuff", with the striker himself not taking too much interest in it personally, stating that he looks to simply get on the pitch and "score as many goals as possible".

Although that might seem something of a selfish statement, it clearly doesn't fit in with Sturridge's personality, as he went on to reflect that being in a winning team is what matters most.

“When you score goals and your team doesn’t win games it is the worst feeling in the world," is what he had to say on the matter.

A deeply religious man, Sturridge thanked God for his achievements, commenting that he is "blessed and grateful to God for all that he has blessed me with", adding that he feels "it's been a good time" since arriving at the club.

Is he already on 51?

However, the focus isn't on now, but the future. "It's important to understand now the next aim is 100 goals", said Sturridge - who feels he should be on 51 already, as Philippe Coutinho's goal which sealed Liverpool's win on Wednesday brushed off the striker on it's way through.

"He would claim it but it's touched me so it's my goal", said Sturridge with half a smile on his face, attempting to take the credit away from friend and teammate Coutinho.

Coutinho and Sturridge joke about who is claiming the fourth goal (photo: Getty Images)
Coutinho and Sturridge joke about who is claiming the fourth goal (photo: Getty Images)