Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge explains why he’s unhappy
Daniel Sturridge has revealed he is gutted that Liverpool fell two points short of securing their first Premier League title in 24 years.
Although Liverpool ran out as 2-1 against Newcastle United on the weekend, Manchester City made sure of no slip-ups on their end, cruising past a toothless West Ham side, courtesy of goals from Samir Nasri and captain Vincent Kompany.
“I’m disappointed,” Sturridge said. “I know we set the target of reaching the Champions League but I can’t stand here and say I’m happy.
“I am gutted. I know we’ve gone from seventh to second but I am never happy coming second no matter what I’m playing, whether it’s table tennis, cricket or whatever, I don’t like losing.
“We’re all hungry for success and the fans deserve success. They’ve given us great support from the first minute to the last and I apologise to them for not winning the Premier League.
“I’ll do everything in my power, just like my team-mates will, to try to ensure we do that for them next season. I believe we can.”
Liverpool’s top four finish means they’ll be fighting on four fronts next season – as opposed to three this term – but the England international doesn’t think that will affect their title challenge.
“People can make excuses about how we had an advantage because we weren’t in Europe this season but I know we will be contenders again next season,” he added.
“We will take the positives from this season and learn from the negatives.
“Next season will be a big year for us and we’re looking forward to that already.
“I think this squad is unbelievable. We’ve done really well and I fully expect us to push on again next season.
“With whoever comes in together with the great players we already have here, I am sure we will do well next season.”
Daniel Sturridge scored 21 goals this season. Second only to Suarez’s 31.