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Sturridge on the need to win a silverware with the Reds

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Daniel Sturridge has urged his fellow Liverpool teammates to create a special moment in Madrid.


Klopp’s men will contest a second consecutive Champions League final next Saturday, with Tottenham Hotspur their opposition at Estadio Metropolitano.

Squad depth was a key factor in the crucial semi-final second leg against FC Barcelona last month, with the likes of Origi and Shaqiri stepping up when needed.

And Sturridge understands the importance of every player being mentally prepared to ‘make a difference’ if called upon on June 1.

“To be successful you need to use the squad, everyone has a role to play,” the striker told Liverpoolfc.com at the ongoing training camp in Marbella.

“If you look over the years at finals that have been played, there have been players who have hardly played any games that have scored goals or won tournaments for their countries or won finals for their teams, players who aren’t on the pitch who come on and make a difference as well.

“So it’s important for everybody to be tuned in to everything that’s needed for the team to be successful next week.”

The former Chelsea striker who has a Champions League medal reckons the team deserves a silverware.

“It has improved a lot. But the main thing everybody wants is success and trophies,” said Sturridge.

“I feel we need to take the next step and push to the next level. Winning a trophy – which is the biggest hurdle – allows you to win a lot more because you know how to win. That’s the thing we’re lacking at the moment, jumping over that last hurdle to provide the first trophy under the manager.”

Liverpool have already recorded two victories over Tottenham in 2018-19.