Date: 19th August 2014 at 9:29am
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Daniel Sturridge says his Liverpool teammates are high on confidence and believe that they can beat anyone. The striker, report The Mirror, spoke out on how tough if was to narrowly miss out on the Premier League title last time around but insists everyone is focused on success this season.

“We were heartbroken last season but we have got ourselves mentally ready, especially with the Champions League. That is something I can’t wait to play in, nor can anyone else here. It took a while to get over last season.

“It’s not easy to get over something like that, it’s not easy at all, but we are over it and we are looking forward to the future. God willing, we will bring success to the club. I’m certainly thankful for everything that has come my way. Long may it continue.”

The 24 year old spoke of the 2-1 win over Southampton at Anfield this weekend, in which he grabbed the winner, as a “great show of resilience” stopping just short of using the old cliché ‘winning whilst not playing well, the sign of champions’. The striker though, is in bullish mood and praised the togetherness of the squad.

“It’s early in the season but we have got a confidence and belief in our squad. It doesn’t matter who the opposition is. We have got a belief in the manager’s philosophy, in the individuals we have and in the way we play collectively. We believe we can beat anyone.”We have got off to a good start but there are 37 more games to go. It is very early to say who is going to win the league, who is going to be in the top four. We go about our business silently.”Last season we were underdogs and this season we will be underdogs. We just go out and try and perform as best as we can. It doesn’t matter what the opposition is, it doesn’t faze us.”

Let’s hope that Sturridge’s confidence continues to transpire itself onto the pitch as it has been recently. The Southampton game was the England man’s 50 league appearance for The Reds and he hit his 36th goal, meaning he has scored more at this stage of his Liverpool career than Fernando Torres, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Luis Suárez. Long may it continue…