Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was unable to write his name in the Premier League history books after failing to score against Southampton. Sturridge had scored in his previous eight games, equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in consecutive games in a single season.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Van Nistelrooy went to score in a total of 10 games in a row, but a goal for Sturridge would have given him the record for successive games in the same season. Liverpool won the game 3-0 thanks to goals from Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard. Sturridge came close on one occasion after rounding the goalkeeper but the angle was too tight for him to hit the target. He was eventually substituted in the last five minutes, halting any attempt at getting the record. Van Nistelrooy’s record run came at the end of the 2002/03 season, in which his Manchester United were crowned as champions.