Sturridge focused on Reds title charge

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides 3rd goal during the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Torino at Anfield on August 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge admits he is clearly focused on helping Liverpool win the Premier League title and not his future at the club.

The former Chelsea forward’s contract runs out in the summer and has been limited to cameo appearances with the front trio of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane ahead in the pecking order.

Although the 29-year-old is in the best physical shape in several years, lack of first-team opportunities is likely to mean there will be no extension to his contract.

“I’m staying focused on right now. You’ve got to live in the present, you can never live in the future,’ he told BBC Radio 1 Extra and cited on Daily Mail.

“I’ve been at Liverpool a long time and I’m happy too. I want to try and help bring the team some success, to win a trophy with them would be amazing.

“We’ve come close before, finals, almost won the Premier League before but we didn’t quite do it.”

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Fellow forward Mane echoed Sturridge’s sentiment as he is optimistic the Reds can end the jinx and win the elusive Premier League title this season.

“Of course we are confident if we’re winning – but not too much, we know what can happen,’ the Senegal international told liverpoolfc.com.

“We are still professional footballers and we’re still going to try to take it game by game.

“We have experience now. The season is long and we have many games.

“Making pressure for ourselves doesn’t help. Why not just try to win games until the end of the season?”