Liverpool latest: Sakho is 'the toughest', striker confidence & more

Some of the key stories involving Liverpool this Monday morning

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has spoken about the defining moments in his career.

In an interview with The Guardian Sturridge said: ‘For me, that was a defining moment in my career, being at Chelsea, going through what has made me become a man in terms of my career. Even playing on the right wing helped my right foot, making me use it more, making me improve.’

Sturridge said that he wouldn’t have been able to try things such as the chip that brought about an outstanding goal against West Bromwich Albion a few weeks ago.

‘In the past I wouldn’t have gone for that; maybe I would have cut back or tried to play someone in, or took a normal shot. But when you feel more comfortable and confident you do try things you maybe wouldn’t have done.’

The striker has also spoken of his desire to make sure he is in the England World Cup squad after missing out on the historic friendly match with Brazil last summer because of an ankle injury.

‘That was a devastating time for me. I haven’t been to Brazil. I have heard it’s good. Hopefully I will be on the plane next summer.

Young winger Jordon Ibe has said that defender Mamadou Sakho is the toughest player to take on in training.

When asked who the toughest person in the dressing room was, Ibe told the club’s matchday programme: ‘That has to be Mamadou Sakho now. He’s a mountain. He’s caught me a few times in training with big tackles, but I think he’s caught everyone.’

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