Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has renewed his contract with the Club. The new contract will keep the England international at the Merseyside club for the next five years. Sturridge, 25, signed for the Reds from Chelsea in January 2013.
The new contract is believed to be worth around £150,000-a-week.
The striker scored 22 league goals for the club last season and has been out injured for the last month and this week. Sturridge was recently stuck in a club vs country row over how his training should be managed. Roy Hodgson may have decided to overlook the striker for the upcoming International games but Brendan Rodgers has bestowed his trust on the Englishman by rewarding the striker for his services.
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— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) October 3, 2014
It feels great. It’s a big day in my life to commit to this club and to give the club my best years, which are ahead of me,” Sturridge told liverpoolfc.com
“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.”
Since joining Liverpool in 2013 from Chelsea, the Englishman has scored 36 goals from 52 appearances for the club. Along with former Liverpool striker Suarez, Sturridge enjoyed a 53-goal partnership and now with the Uruguayan leaving for Barcelona in the summer, Sturridge will be hoping to be the main man at Anfield. The player insist that his best is yet to come and Liverpool missing out on the Premier League medal last season by a whisker has made him more determined to perform at the highest level.
“There are a lot of things I’m happy with, and how they’ve gone so far, but there is a lot to come,” he added. “I’ve not shown yet what I can do – what I’m doing is just the start for me.
“I may have had some good games and scored some goals, but literally this is the beginning in terms of what I can show.
“I don’t feel I’ve shown really what I can do as a footballer. I am looking forward to the hard work, the training, the games and everything – and looking forward to the future.
“Everyone is very obsessive in terms of wanting success and being winners. That’s what we are – that’s the Liverpool way.”
It is still not known whether Sturridge will play his first game after the new contract against West Brom on Saturday as there are still question marks over his fitness.