Liverpool's new boy Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool's new boy Daniel Sturridge has promised to become more clinical for the Reds and score more goals as he works toward 100 per cent fitness.
The striker needed just seven minutes of his debut at Mansfield to claim his first Liverpool goal, showing composure to find the corner after being put in behind the defence with a beautifully weighted pass by Jonjo Shelvey.
Sturridge had several further opportunities to add to his early tally, only to be thwarted by home goalkeeper Alan Marriott - and the 23-year-old is confident such a scenario will soon be a distant memory, reports futaa.com.
“I am lacking sharpness in front of goal. I missed a few chances but hopefully once I get my fitness level back those ones that I missed will go in.
“I was quite tired out there as I haven't been playing or training much over the last few months, but I'm grateful to the coach for leaving on the pitch for about an hour.”
Lack of training
The England international also noted that his lack of training time with the team before Saturday’s game contributed to his inability to show the class he’s made off.
“I haven't had much training. I've only had three sessions with the lads and then a light session on Saturday before the game.
“We haven't had much time to work on stuff but we were both on the same wavelength. We get on well on and off the field,” Sturridge concluded.