Liverpool Confirm Signing Of Daniel Sturridge From Chelsea

By on January 2, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea.

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of striker Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea on a long-term contract.

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The 23-year-old has struggled to secure a first-team place at Stamford Bridge this season and after months of speculation over his future, the Reds have announced on Liverpoolfc.com that they have signed the England international on a long-term contract, with Goal.com suggesting the fee is in the region of £12m.

After putting pen-to-paper on his contract, Sturridge told the clubs official website he is happy to have joined a ‘humongous’ club and he plans to remain at Anfield for years to come.

“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.” Sturridge told Liverpoolfc.com

Sturridge becomes Liverpool’s first signing on the January transfer window and brings to an end a three-and-a-half-year stay at Chelsea after he signed for the Blues from Man City in 2009 – going on to score 24 goals in 96 appearances for the Londoners.

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He will now be fully focussed on winning a place in Brendan Rodgers starting eleven but will have to wait until the weekend to make his debut as he’s not eligible to feature tonight against Sunderland at Anfield due to the FA’s 24-hour rule regarding new signings.

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