"It was a good goal, the boys worked tirelessly all game", Sturridge told BT Sport postmatch.
One of the biggest matches in the Premier League season takes place on Saturday evening when Chelsea host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, and there is positive and negative team news for the Blues, according to their Twitter feed.
Chelsea, with Hazard in unstoppable form, look capable of sustaining their title bid, while Liverpool now go into next Sunday's top-two clash against leaders Manchester City knowing that they have emerged unbeaten from another tough test of their credentials.
"Remember just two years ago they were the champions and they've got players in that dressing room who know what it takes - Liverpool haven't got that, but you've got to start somewhere and Liverpool have been impressive".
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Pedro, now injured, is perhaps Sarri's best hope, but again, he can not be relied upon to score 15-20 goals.
"Every time we lost the ball, we recovered and attacked with players at the edge of their penalty box".
Only twice has their defence between breached, but with Chelsea's Eden Hazard in absolutely scintillating form, Liverpool would have wanted full ammunition in the form of Van Dijk to make sure the Belgian has a quiet game, unlike his escapades earlier in the week on Merseyside in the Blues' EFL Cup defeat of Liverpool.
So it's all on Hazard then!
But the dead eye for goal shown by the Egyptian last season to earn that accolade ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Hazard was missing as Liverpool paid for a wasteful start. The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in his last six appearances across all competitions, including the victor of Liverpool on Wednesday, and looks to have finally reached his zenith.
Salah was back for Liverpool after being crowned the third best player in the world for the past year by Federation Internationale de Football Association on Monday.