Sturridge took his Liverpool tally to 11 goals in 15 matches with a clinical hat-trick in the Reds' 3-1 win at Fulham.
Sturridge's talent has never been in doubt, but questions have persisted throughout his career about his temperament and discipline.
The 23-year-old's attitude came in to question during his days in the Manchester City youth ranks while his repeated desire to play through the middle is said to have irked a number of his managers at Chelsea.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has not had a bad word to say about Sturridge since his January move from Chelsea, though, and the striker himself seems more than happy with life at Anfield.
"I'm relaxed, I'm enjoying my football and I'm enjoying being out on the football field," Sturridge told Liverpool's website.
"When the manager believes in you and gives you an opportunity, you have to go out there and work as hard as you can.
"If you can do that then hopefully, your ability will shine through."
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