Sturridge eager to add to Liverpool’s honours list

Daniel Sturridge has signed a new contract with Liverpool, at the end of which he hopes to have helped add to the club’s honours list.

The England international has been at Anfield since arriving from Chelsea in a £12million deal in January 2013, since when he has established himself as one of the best goalscorers in the Premier League. Sturridge scored 22 goals in the competition last season, and with his strike against Southampton on the opening day of the current campaign, now has 33 in just 46 appearances.

The 25-year-old, who is recovering from a thigh strain which keeps him out of the match against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon, has now been rewarded with a new five-year contract worth a reported £150,000-per-week. And the former Manchester City youngster hopes he can help the Reds put some more trophies in their cabinet during this time.

“It feels great,” he told the official club website. “It’s a big, big day in my life to commit to this club and to give the club my best years, which are ahead of me. I am thankful for the opportunity and that is the reason I committed my future. Everyone has been great with me, from the fans to the staff to the players, so it was an easy decision. I’m happy with how everything is going.

“There is a lot more to come. I’ve not shown yet what I can do – what I’m doing is just the start for me. We were so close to success last season and it was a bitter pill to take not winning the league, but that’s just a taster of what the fans will get – but hopefully this time we’ll have the trophies to show for it. Everyone is very obsessive in terms of wanting success and being winners.”

Brendan Rodgers will be determined to get Sturridge back on the pitch as quickly as possible. His star striker has played just three times in the Premier League this season, and they have picked up just one point from the three matches he has missed, scoring just two goals in his absence. He should, though, be back for the trip to Queens Park Rangers after the international break.

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