It was a tough victory from Liverpool over a very determined non-league outfit and Sturridge was simply pleased to come away with the goods on debut.
"I enjoyed it very much," the ex-Manchester City forward said. "It was great to get to know my teammates on the field and it was great to win the game.
"It was a great ball from (Jonjo) Shelvey and I just got on the end of it and put it away.
"We showed a lot of character out there so we're delighted with the win."