Liverpool proved their critics wrong this January by making one of the earliest transfer window moves of the clubs recent years as they signed Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea for £12 million on the second day of the window according to the Telegraph on Jan. 2, 2013.
Sturridge has lived a nomadic life so far in his English Premier League career having spent time between Manchester City, Chelsea, a loan to Bolton and more time at Chelsea. However, despite the solid opening form to the 2011-12 campaign that he showed under Andre Villas-Boas we lost on the managing stint of Roberto Di Matteo and apparently was the same under Rafael Benitez since his arrival.
The move to Anfield sees him with a point to prove and a partner in Luis Suarez that could help him to truly become a force to be reckoned with in the EPL over the coming years. Having never truly felt loved by a set of fans, moving to Liverpool could see that relationship finally realized and to embrace it with a load of goals would only see him blossom.
He move has seen him sign a three and a half year deal at Anfield and his comments in his debut press conference aired on LFC.tv prove that despite the player believing he is a striker his willingness to play where he is needed could go a long way with his manager, teammates and the fans:
I see myself as a striker. I think I perform best there because my attributes, I believe, are best as a central striker.
But I have played on the wing and have learned a lot doing so. I’d never refuse to play in that position and I’ve never demanded to play up front, either. For me, whatever the manager wants me to do I will do.
Sturridge is likely to see his first action with the Reds in their weekend FA Cup tie on Sunday against Mansfield Town.
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