Daniel Sturridge has claimed that the key to a success is team effort as the striker prepares to play his final competitive game for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on Tottenham Hotspurs on June 1 to decide the winner of this season’s Champions League.

And Sturridge, who has scored frequently this season from the bench, is prepared to play his part in the final if called upon.

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool is tackled by Phillip Bardsley of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on December 5, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

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“To be successful you need to use the squad, everyone has a role to play,” the striker told Liverpoolfc.com.

“If you look over the years at finals that have been played, there have been players who have hardly played any games that have scored goals or won tournaments for their countries or won finals for their teams, players who aren’t on the pitch who come on and make a difference as well.

“So it’s important for everybody to be tuned in to everything that’s needed for the team to be successful next week.”

He continued: “It has improved a lot. But the main thing everybody wants is success and trophies.

“I feel we need to take the next step and push to the next level. Winning a trophy – which is the biggest hurdle – allows you to win a lot more because you know how to win. That’s the thing we’re lacking at the moment, jumping over that last hurdle to provide the first trophy under the manager.”

He added: “I’ve been involved in finals with Liverpool and Chelsea as well. With Chelsea, when we won things it was very fine margins and it’s the same when you lose.

“There aren’t many finals where a team completely dominates the game and overruns the other team, it’s very rare you find that.

“It’s all about those small margins and trying to overcome adversities; the other team will have a lot more play than you sometimes and it’s just about defending as a unit, and when you get your chances to take them as well. It’s always like that in finals and I don’t think it will change.”

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