Both forwards netted in Liverpool's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, and the Uruguay international hopes his partnership with the 24-year-old can secure a top-four finish
The duo have formed an impressive alliance for the Anfield club since Sturridge joined from Chelsea in January, scoring a combined tally of 12 goals in nine Premier League appearances they have made together.
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"We compete for the shirt of Liverpool and we try our best for the team, not for me or him," he told The Liverpool Echo.
"When you have one big striker and a very good player in Daniel, I am so happy. He tries his best for the team and tries his best to play with me.
"Last season we didn't play very well and we finished in a bad position and this season we'll try to be better.
"If we stay with the same football style and try for the win every game, we can try for the top four."
Brendan Rodgers' charges, behind Arsenal on goals scored, continue their campaign with a trip to Newcastle United on October 19 after the international break.