Liverpool's flawless start to the Premier League season came to an end after they drew 1-1 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The England global striker did not start the match, but the 29-year-old came on as a substitute in the 86th minute.
Liverpool FC suffered the disappointment of an early EFL Cup exit mid-week after Eden Hazard netted a brilliant victor to secure a 2-1 win at Anfield after Emerson Palmieri cancelled out Sturridge's opening goal.More news: US sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro
The English striker has also stated that he respects Chelsea, having been on the books of the London club from 2009 until 2013.
Hazard delivered for Chelsea again.
We are ready for the last and obviously the biggest game of Match Day 7 which kicks off at 4:30 PM GMT.
Liverpool headed into Wednesday's EFL Cup clash at Anfield with a flawless 2018-19 record, but Eden Hazard's late goal sealed a 2-1 win for the Blues to ruin Jurgen Klopp's 100 per cent start.
"I think he's a top, top player". It's good to get the result.More news: Japan’s MINERVA-II1 rovers send pictures after landing on asteroid Ryugu
If Chelsea still had Diego Costa, you could pretty much make them title favourites, but Costa is now an Atletico Madrid player and none of his replacements have shown themselves to be good enough to take his place. "When he came into the dressing room.it was really loud and the boys are all really happy for him because he really is in a good moment".
"Daniel has always been in my thoughts, but he was never able to prove it". It's just one game and we have plenty more to go.
"I know we deserved that point at least so I'm happy with that".
"They need the guy up front whether it's [Olivier] Giroud or [Alvaro] Morata - for me both of them are not really on form - to nick that goal to give the other guys that momentum to get into the game so it doesn't all depend on Hazard".
"It has paid off for him, it's nice and absolutely deserved".More news: Pliskova upsets Osaka to win Tokyo final