Daniel Sturridge talks up Liverpool
The striker joined the Reds from Chelsea last week in a £12m deal, after spending much of this season on the bench at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the club having failed to finish in the top four since the 2008/09 season, Sturridge believes that he has signed for the biggest team in England:
“It is the biggest club I have ever played for. In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool.” He told the Liverpool Echo.
After impressing at the start of last season for Chelsea, Sturridge had fallen out of favour in West London, with both Roberto Di Matteo and Rafael Benitez overlooking him.
The 23-year-old believes that this may be his final opportunity to play for a top side and extended his gratitude to manager Brendan Rodgers for having the confidence to sign him:
“I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible.
“It’s amazing for the manager to put such faith in me. The only way I can repay him is by doing a job on the football field.
“For him to pay money for me and to have faith in me and show everybody around the world that he is prepared to take a chance on me, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to repay him for that.”
Sturridge spent three-and-a-half years with Chelsea, making over 50 first-team appearances following a move from Manchester City.
Initially he struggled to break into the first-team, but, following a successful loan spell with Bolton, he became a key fixture under Andre Villas-Boas.