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Sturridge keen to help Suarez´s output

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is determined to help team-mate Luis Suarez finish the season as the Premier League’s top goalscorer.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is determined to help team-mate Luis Suarez finish the season as the Premier League’s top goalscorer.

The Uruguay international has 23 goals in all competitions so far this term, with 18 in the Premier League – just one short of Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.

And when asked if Suarez could overtake Van Persie, Sturridge – who has created 11 goalscoring opportunities since joining Liverpool in January – told the club’s official website: “I don’t see why not. There are 11 games left for us so I’m sure he can.

“I’ll try and help him get there and give him opportunities. It’s always good to get individual glories as a player because they’re the things you can look back on at the end of your career and tell your grandchildren you were top scorer for that season.

“I’m sure he’ll be gunning for that and I’ll try to help him get there.”

Sturridge was also among the goals as Liverpool put five past Swansea on Sunday, taking his tally to five goals in his past seven games for the Reds.

His goal came from the penalty spot and the 23-year-old was grateful to captain Steven Gerrard for allowing him to take the spot-kick.

“Stevie was very nice to me and let me have the penalty,” Sturridge said. “I guess he knew my pain and thought he would be kind to me.

“Before that, the keeper made some good saves and I was hitting the target. When you hit the target and the keeper saves it, there’s nothing you can really do. The keeper did his job, I was doing my job – he got the better of me.

“So I was lucky that I got the penalty from Stevie and I’m happy that I put it away.

“I just work as hard as I can in training and try my hardest to help the team win games. If the goals continue to come then I’ll be very happy with that.”

Mon 18 February, 2013
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