Sturridge arrives to add some much-needed attacking options to Brendan Rodgers’ squad and is expected to be given opportunity in the central forward role he craves, meaning Luis Suarez will be used as a ‘number 10’ or as one of the wider forwards.
Sturridge, 23, has signed a four year deal, reportedly worth close to £60,000 per week.
He told the official LFC website:
“I am humbled and happy to be here. Brendan Rodgers said he sees me here for a long time – and I also see myself here for a long time. I’ve not signed here to play for a couple of years and then move on.
“I’ve signed to be here for as long as possible. It’s a humongous club – for me, one of the biggest in the world – and to have the fans and world-class players we have here is amazing.”
Rodgers attempted to sign the England international on the final day of the summer transfer window but the player turned down a loan move, instead preferring a permanent transfer, which he has now got.
Welcome to Anfield, Daniel.
See also: Scout Report – Daniel Sturridge