The injury-prone forward has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp, suffering multiple setbacks in recent years.
The form of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane has also made it difficult for Sturridge to break into the starting lineup on Merseyside.
But Sturridge seems keen to fight for his Liverpool spot, revealing on Monday that he feels ‘back at home’ following his good pre-season form.
“I’m enjoying myself and enjoying my football. I can’t ask for any more,” he told Liverpool’s official website.
â€śI love it here. I love the lads and the banter in the group is unbelievable.
“I feel at home again. Iâ€™m just happy to be back and to push myself and be part of the group again.
â€śWhen I went away I learned too. Thatâ€™s also a good thing. When youâ€™re not involved in the environment you learn a lot about yourself, the team, watching from afar and seeing how the team are playing.
“You can learn more when youâ€™re outside the environment.
â€śI learned a lot watching the games the boys were playing in and also being away and being in a different teamâ€™s environment and seeing how they work too.
â€śMy ambition is to train hard and work hard in pre-season. Iâ€™m not putting any pressure on myself or the management or my team-mates. Itâ€™s about enjoying myself.
Sturridge spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom, featuring six times for the relegated side.
Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Borussia Dortmund in a pre-season friendly on Sunday evening.