Date: 4th October 2014 at 2:24pm
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Daniel Sturridge has put pen to paper on a new five-year-contract that will see him earn a reported £150,000 a week.

The striker will also be rewarded based on appearances and goals for Liverpool.

The Reds have offered the deal as a reward for the forward firing a superb 36 goals in 52 appearances since signing from Chelsea in January 2013.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City striker said: “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.”

Sturridge was also keen to point out how big a factor manager Brendan Rodgers was in his decision to sign a new deal.

“With the opportunity he has given me, with everything that has gone on since I’ve been here, I’ve improved as a footballer – and also as a guy, as well, from working with him and having a working relationship with him,” he said.

“He’s great with all the players, not just myself, but I’ve improved everything, every aspect. You can always improve as a footballer and you have to be willing to learn. That’s the kind of person I am and the manager has helped me to improve, so I am grateful for the opportunity he’s given me. I’m also grateful to the club – everyone behind the scenes who have given me the chance to be here.”