Sturridge was in confident mood post-match, with a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League firmly in his sights.
"I'm not interested in how many goals I score - I'm interested in where we finish as a team," the striker told Liverpoolfc.com.
"The main aim for me, which drives me on, is to get us into the top four and play Champions League football next season.
"It's what everybody wants.
"That's a realistic target for us and I don't see why we can't get there."