"It was a good goal, the boys worked tirelessly all game", Sturridge told BT Sport postmatch. But it was a nice goal at the end for myself. I wouldn't worry about him, you know. This one was a nice goal. Having impressed for a number of seasons, the Belgian worldwide has raised his game even further this season and now looks set to take his place among those considered to be in the latter bracket.
Jürgen Klopp's side had been punished for not being at their usual prolific best during the Carabao Cup tie between the teams in midweek as a late double saw the Blues progress. "It's important to keep pushing forward, having a positive outlook".
Jurgen Klopp's decision to keep the England global on board prompted a lot of discussion in the summer, on the back of an injury-hit loan spell in which he failed to score a league goal for West Brom.
Klopp was left positively beaming again with his tactical decision to bring on the 29-year-old but will be hoping the scintillating Salah gets back on track swiftly.
"Three days ago he had a similar situation and hit the crossbar", Klopp said at his postmatch news conference. If not, then obviously we have options.
Jürgen Klopp offered his support to Mohamed Salah after substituting him in Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Chelsea, and backed the reigning footballer of the year to overcome his first hard spell since joining the club. It's as easy as that.
Jorginho admits Chelsea's talisman has looked unplayable at times, with his form placing him in a talent bracket at the very top of the world game. The boys were all happy for him.
While Liverpool's 100 per cent start in the league is over, Sturridge ensured his side, like Chelsea and champion Manchester City, does at least remain unbeaten after seven games.
"We deserved to win", he continued. "But it's a young squad which so much room to improve".
"I said to him the goal wasn't bad, to be fair".
Asked about the lack of goals from his strikers, Sarri said: "I am not really anxious about it and because we have a winger who is able to score frequently".