Daniel Sturridge desires to get pleasure from Liverpool’s Champions League triumph relatively than focus on his future at Anfield along with his present contract set to run out subsequent month.
An early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late Divock Origi strike sealed victory for the Reds, who completed second within the Premier League final season on 96 factors.
Requested about his future at Liverpool, Sturridge mentioned: ‘I really feel prefer it has been an unbelievable time and I’m not going to speak about subsequent season or something.
‘What’s vital now’s celebrating one thing so momentous, one thing we have been striving for, working for a very long time. To lastly win one thing is wonderful.
‘It’s my second time [winning the Champions League]. It’s nearly related. The one with Chelsea was the primary within the membership’s historical past and that is the primary underneath this supervisor, so it’s the same form of feeling.’
Sturridge had misplaced three cup finals at Liverpool earlier than Saturday’s Champions League success and says the ache of these setbacks helped the crew get over the road towards Spurs.
He mentioned: ‘The distinction is that the heartache by no means goes away, you all the time take into consideration. There’s a distinction between experiencing losses and experiencing wins.
‘When you win there is elation and you don’t take a look at errors a lot. If you lose you consider something and every little thing you would have executed proper and what you probably did fallacious and also you be taught from that.
‘Once you win one, you hope the floodgates open and you continue winning. It’s that tradition of getting over the ending line.’
Sturridge solely began two of Liverpool’s 12 Champions League fixtures in the course of the 2018-19 marketing campaign however is in little doubt that he – together with the opposite fringe gamers – contributed to the crew’s success.
He added: ‘The belief in the group, the togetherness, there’s no egos, there’s banter. I contributed – even the gamers who haven’t performed a minute.’