Daniel Sturridge: Games proceeding international break are always harder

Ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Huddersfield on Saturday, Daniel Sturridge has stated that he believes the game after the international break is always tougher.

‘I hope we go there and we get a result, that’s the main thing’

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website about the international break and Huddersfield, Sturridge stated:

“I think it will be tough. The games are always difficult off the back of international breaks: players are tired, they’ve travelled, the week’s not as long in terms of we can’t do as much tactical work as we would usually do throughout the week.

“And obviously players have gone away and done different tactics with their national teams, played in different positions and roles, so it kind of poses a little bit of a ‘[can we] get back to what we’re used to doing?’ [question]. 

“I hope we go there and we get a result, that’s the main thing. We’ve just got to stay focused on that. 

“We never will underestimate any team. People will say we’re favourites but we’re going into this game and we’re both on the same playing field. It’s the Premier League, so every team is strong in this league.

“I’m feeling great [and am] looking forward to contributing to the team.

“I’m feeling amazing so I can’t really complain, I can have no complaints. I’m just excited for the next month coming up and hopefully we can get some good results in that month.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on September 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Huddersfield

While Sturridge is unlikely to start vs Huddersfield, the forward will probably make a sub appearance.

Sturridge has been a very effective sub this season coming off the bench several times to score vital goals.

One of which came when Liverpool drew 1-1 with Chelsea thanks to a late Sturridge goal.

Heading into the game with the Terriers, Liverpool are joint top of the league along with Man City and Chelsea.

Huddersfield, however, are 18th in the Premier League table.

They have also failed to pick up a league win this season.

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