Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge believes Sunday's clash with Manchester United won't impact his team's chances of winning the Premier League.

Speaking to ITV, Sturridge played down the importance of the match, saying it is just one of many important games coming up.

"To be honest there are so many games left. We have got Chelsea and Manchester City at home, we have got Tottenham at home", Sturridge said.

"We have got big games regardless of the Manchester United result, of course we want to do as well as we can in every single game and get maximum points if we can but it is important we keep playing the football we do."

Liverpool currently sit second in the Premier League, seven points off leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand. They're level on points with Arsenal, who also have a game in hand and play Tottenham in Sunday's later kick-off.

"I don't think winning at the weekend is going to change anything in regards to the title race," Sturridge continued. "Chelsea and Manchester City, if they win their games in hand, are the favourites for me so I would just say that we are looking to play our football."

Earlier in the season Liverpool beat their bitter rivals United 1-0 at Anfield, with Sturridge netting the goal for his side. The English striker has scored 18 goals this season, making him the second highest scorer so far behind his Anfield strike partner Luis Suarez.