Daniel Sturridge still claiming Philippe Coutinho goal as he targets 100 for Liverpool

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Image: Daniel Sturridge scored his 50th Liverpool goal in the 4-0 win over Everton

Daniel Sturridge is already targeting his second 50 goals for Liverpool - starting with one of Philippe Coutinho's.

The England striker brought up his half-century on his 87th appearance as Liverpool thumped Everton 4-0 in Wednesday's Merseyside derby.

Sturridge also claimed the Reds' fourth goal after Coutinho's shot took the slightest nick off him on its way in, and he is in no mood to relinquish that claim as he sets his sights on the next landmark.

"It touched me so it is my goal," he said. "If it touches you you claim it, wherever it touches you - eyelash, wherever. It did actually touch me.

"I'm not the type of guy who would claim a goal if it didn't touch me - I know there are some guys out there hungry for goals but I'm not that hungry. It is not dubious, it is clear for everyone to see.

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Man of the match James Milner was delighted to see Liverpool maintain their recent momentum with the 4-0 victory over Everton

"Now 50 has gone it is on to the next game and hopefully I can add to that. It should be 51 because the fourth goal is mine.

"I just look to go out there and score as many goals as possible. It is great to get to 50 goals. I won't play it down and say I'm not happy.

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"I've done so well so far with the club but it is onwards and upwards. It is important to understand now the next aim is 100 goals."

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (R) looks at Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi as he is
Image: Sturridge is set for a run in the side after Divock Origi was stretchered off during the derby

Sturridge is set for a run in the side between now and the summer as Divock Origi awaits a diagnosis on the ankle injury he suffered in the derby.

The Belgian was stretchered off after being caught on the ankle by Ramiro Funes Mori and went for scans on Thursday.

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