John Aldridge says Daniel Sturridge's frustrations on Saturday were not a sign that the Liverpool striker has a bad attitude after he failed to score in the match against Fulham.
The Reds defeated the west London side 4-0 in a dominant display that further emphasised their ambitions to finish in the top four and secure Champions League football.
Liverpool currently sit at second in the table but Sturridge appeared to be somewhat disappointed at the end of the win, having failed to score himself. Aldridge insists though that the England international is simply proving how high his expectations are to produce for the club.
"Daniel Sturridge was desperate to score at Anfield on Saturday," he said in the Liverpool Echo. "He was very disappointed when he came off having not registered in Liverpool's win over Fulham.
"But don't mistake his frustration for a bad attitude. Sturridge is a goalscorer who wants to score goals.
"He has been brilliant since coming to Liverpool and his goals to games ratio is tremendous. And it is testament to his desire that he wants to add to that record.
"Sturridge cannot get too down-hearted about not scoring but I understand his frustrations because I used to be like that."
Sturridge made the move from Chelsea to Liverpool at the beginning of the year for what appears now to have been a bargain price of £12m - but many had their doubts over the hitman when he went to Merseyside as his decision making left a lot to be desired.
But he seems to have developed as a player under Brendan Rodgers' guidance and has created an unstoppable partnership with Luis Suarez as the pair sit joint top scorers with Sergio Aguero in the Premier League so far.