DANIEL STURRIDGE has given a clear indication he wants to remain at Liverpool by declaring his ambition to score 100 league goals for the club.
The England international’s future has been the subject of conjecture in recent months and, despite coming off the bench to score his 50th in the Reds’ 4-0 thrashing of Everton on Tuesday, Sturridge revealed he is disappointed to find himself no longer Liverpool’s first choice striker.
Divock Origi has claimed that mantle, although the Belgian will now miss up to six weeks with an ankle injury he suffered in the Merseyside derby.
Further doubt on Sturridge’s future at Anfield was cast with manager Jurgen Klopp admitting recently he would not give any special assurances to his strikers in terms of guaranteeing them starts, many believing this could lead to the 26-year-old leaving Liverpool this summer.
However, Sturridge dismissed those rumours by stating his aim to get to three figures for Liverpool, having reached his half-century in just 87 games – only three players have reached that milestone quicker for the Reds.
Sturridge said: “It has been a good time since I’ve been here and it is great to get to 50 goals.
“I won’t play it down and say I’m not happy I’ve done so well so far with the club but it is onwards and upwards. It is important to understand now the next aim is 100 goals.”
Quickest to 50 Liverpool goals (post-war)
Albert Stubbins: 77
Roger Hunt: 79
Fernando Torres: 85
Ian Rush: 87
Daniel Sturridge: 87
Luis Suarez: 91
John Aldridge: 92
Michael Owen: 93
Robbie Fowler: 94
Kenny Dalglish: 99