The England forward claims that he and Luis Suarez are getting the best out of each other
Liverpool head to Old Trafford on Sunday for a crunch clash which will see the Merseyside team hope to keep alive their hopes of winning the Premier League title by beating their arch-rivals.
Brendan Rodgers’ team are firmly in the mix for the title and that is mainly down to the scoring prowess of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, two completely different strikers who are combining to great effect this season.
Sturridge has often been seen to rub Suarez up the wrong way, especially when selfishly choosing to shoot when a pass would be the better option, although he claims that his Uruguayan team-mate is helping him improve as a player and also cites the influence of Wayne Rooney when joining the Manchester United man on international duty.
“I’m demanding,” Sturridge said. “Stevie’s demanding. Everyone’s demanding. It’s not just Luis that’s demanding of the players. The manager’s very demanding of the players. It’s important that everyone’s demanding if you want to be successful and everyone’s pushing each other to get the best out of each other, and that’s what we all try to do.”
Sturridge has blossomed at Anfield since joining Liverpool from Chelsea thirteen months ago and claims that Suarez’s work rate helps the team enormously.
“He works tirelessly,” the 24-year-old said. “I think we combine very well. He’s someone who wants to win, and I want to win, we both enjoy to score goals, both like to assist each other. I think we’ve both got three assists for each other, so we look for each other and we give each other opportunities and we work as a unit. I enjoy playing with him.”