Injury plagued Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge have promised to get back to his best in front of goal for the club, but admitted it won’t happen until next season, the Daily Express reports.
The England man has not been able to build on the excellent form of last season that saw him help fire the club to a second place finish in the Premier League table thanks to a series of injuries that have kept him on the sidelines for the majority of the campaign.
Having bagged three goals in 12 appearances since returning from his last serious injury, and he helped the club reach the FA Cup semi-final this week in the win over Blackburn, albeit through the pain barrier.
He was nursing a hip complaint against the Championship side, and he admitted that his current level of output won’t improve until next season.
“It’s been great to be back involved, but it’s taking time to get back in the groove of things,” he said.
“I am just happy to be playing. I am looking forward to finishing this season on a high, but next season will be when you really see what I can do.
“After being out for a long period of time this season has been very stop-start. This season is just about helping the team win something.
“Next season is when you’ll see what I can really do again. My performances will be back to exactly where they were before.”