Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool must build on their opening day win over Stoke as they look to improve on their seventh placed finish in the Premier League last season.
The Reds have added Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas and Aly Cissokho to their ranks this summer in the hope of landing a top-four finish come the end of the season.
And Sturridge - who signed for the Reds for a reported fee of £12 million from Chelsea in January - drew on his part experiences with the Blues to discuss the importance of starting the season with a bang.
"I think that season I played at Chelsea, we won the first five or six, or something like that - we didn't lose many games throughout the season," he told Liverpoolfc.com.
"It's important to try not to lose games - if we can try to get a draw here and there and then in the games we're drawing, we get a win here and there."
Sturridge scored 11 goals in 15 league appearances for the Reds last season after his move from Chelsea, and continued where he left off in the opening game of the season as he scored the only goal as Liverpool edged past Stoke.
"The first game was very important for us," added the 23-year-old.
"To get off to a good start after the work you put in during pre-season and going into the game with the right mentality, it's a special feeling.
"If you go into the first game and lose, it's deflating - everybody's gutted, leaving the stadium the fans and the players are unhappy.
"So getting off to a good start means everyone will be on a high going into the next game with confidence, which is always good."
The Merseysiders face a tough trip to Aston Villa tomorrow evening as the hosts look to build on their encouraging start to the season, after winning at Arsenal on the opening day before coming close to getting a point at Chelsea on Wednesday night.
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