A year ago, Brendan Rodgers signed Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea in what has proved to be a masterstroke of a signing. Sturridge was out of favour at Chelsea and Rodgers saw it as a perfect opportunity to bring in a quality player who just needed gametime.
Sturridge was speaking to FourFourTwo magazine and revealed what really made him leave Chelsea and want to join Liverpool. The desire to work with Brendan Rodgers was a big selling point as he explains, “He (Rodgers) was a massive influence but the biggest reason I came here is because Liverpool are an unbelievable club with great history.
“When you add to that the incredible fans and world-class players, it was an easy decision,” he continued.
“It wasn’t a case of ‘Should I go?’, it was more like ‘When can I come?’. When they put the bid in for me I was just thinking about getting myself up the motorway as fast as possible!
“I was ready to go and wanted to further my career. I needed regular football and I wasn’t being given that, particularly in what I feel is my best position.
“When Liverpool came knocking there was only one outcome. I think you can see how much I love being here and we’re all excited about the direction Brendan is taking us. At Liverpool I feel important to the team.”
Sturridge has managed to bang in 22 goals in 30 appearance since he joined Liverpool and that is a great return. He has managed to form a very good partnership with Luis Suarez and those two look set to fire Liverpool into the Top 4 and maybe even have a go at winning the Premiership. Sturridge has been out with an ankle injury but he is now back in training an may even take to the field against Stoke this weekend.
If Liverpool are able to keep all their main players fit then I see no way we can not make a run for the title. John Barnes echos these sentiments as he replied to our Tweet yesterday:
I think LFC will finish 4th. That said if we keep our starting 11 fit why can we not win the league? @OurKop @FootballFanCast
— John Barnes (@officialbarnesy) January 8, 2014