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Sturridge Targets Century Of Goals With Liverpool

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is aiming for 100 goals with Liverpool after reaching 50 goals on Wednesday.

The England international came off the bench to score Liverpool’s third goal in the 4-0 thrashing of Everton.

The former Chelsea man reached the milestone after 87 games, since joining the Merseyside club in 2013, with only Fernando Torres having reached that milestone quicker for the Reds.

And Sturridge has since been quick to outline that doubling his current tally remains his next aim.

“My dad and my brother pay attention to that stuff. I just look to go out there and score as many goals as possible,” he said.

“It is great to get to 50 goals. I won’t play it down and say I’m not happy I’ve done so well so far with the club, but it is onwards and upwards.

“It is important to understand now the next aim is 100 goals.”

Sturridge also insists he should already be one closer to his 100-goal target for Liverpool.

The 26-year-old claims the slightest touch he got to Philippe Coutinho’s curling strike, Liverpool’s fourth against Everton, should mean the goal is awarded to him and not his Brazilian team-mate.

“Of course I’ve told him [Coutinho]. He would claim it is his but it touched me so it is my goal,” Sturridge added.

“If I shot and it hit someone I wouldn’t like to lose the goal but it hit me so I have to claim it. If it touches you, you claim it, wherever it touches you – eyelash, wherever.

“It did actually touch me. I’m not the type of guy who would claim a goal if it didn’t touch me.

“I know there are some guys out there hungry for goals but I’m not that hungry.

“There has been some dubious decision but that is not dubious, it is clear for everyone to see.”

Sturridge is likely to get the chance to add to his tally when Liverpool host Newcastle United on Saturday after in-form marksman Divock Origi had to be stretchered off injured against Everton.

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