Sturridge: It’s do or die

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Roy Hodgson’s men lost their opening fixture to Italy 2-1 on Saturday evening, and will need a swift response if they harbour any ambitions of progressing through a tough Group D.

And their Liverpool forward insists he will give his all in what he claims is a “do or die” clash against their South American opponents.

"I'm going to do anything in my power to win this game. Just as they are going to do anything,” said the 24-year-old.

“I’m prepared to do anything, and I’m talking anything. I’m being serious. I’m prepared to do anything to win this next game. It's do or die. It's a World Cup.”

The Reds frontman, who scored the equaliser in England’s opening loss to the Azzurri, says he is hoping to continue his good form for his country to prevent an early exit from the tournament.

"I'm hungry, I'm confident, and I’m so happy to go out there,” he said.

“It means everything to every single individual in the squad.

“Do we want to go home? No. I want to win this World Cup like everyone back home does. I’d be gutted to go out.

“It means the world to me to play for England. I’d be devastated to go out in the group stage."

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