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      Daniel Sturridge Player Thread

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      Diego LFC
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      Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Jan 02, 2013 03:03:46 pm
      Liverpool complete Sturridge signing
      Liverpool Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of striker Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea.



      The 23-year-old becomes our first signing of the January transfer window after penning a long-term contract at Melwood today.

      Afterwards he told Liverpoolfc.com of his joy at sealing the deal.

      "I am humbled and happy to be here," said Sturridge.

      "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 began his professional career at Manchester City, where he finished top-scorer as City lifted the FA Youth Cup in 2008.

      In 2009 he signed for Chelsea where he established himself as one of the best young forwards in the country, firing 24 times during his stay at Stamford Bridge.

      His form at Chelsea led to full international recognition at the age of just 22.

      Having scored 21 goals in 34 appearances for England at youth level, Fabio Capello handed him a senior bow in a friendly against Sweden in November 2011.

      He has collected three more caps since and last summer scored twice for Great Britain at the Olympic Games.

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      Welcome to LFC, Daniel!
      « Last Edit: Feb 13, 2013 11:05:46 am by JD »
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #1: Jan 02, 2013 03:05:41 pm
      Welcome lad.

      Lets hope you can do the business.
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #2: Jan 02, 2013 03:06:56 pm
      Welcome to LFC Daniel  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #3: Jan 02, 2013 03:07:21 pm
      Welcome Daniel

      Good luck lad
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #4: Jan 02, 2013 03:07:34 pm
      F**k you Diego you probably had this waiting to go ;D

      Welcome to Liverpool Football Club. Start banging them in and work your ass off and you'll be loved in no time.
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      Reply #5: Jan 02, 2013 03:09:22 pm
      F**k you Diego you probably had this waiting to go ;D

      :lmao:
      I've got to admit, I love creating Player Threads!
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #6: Jan 02, 2013 03:10:42 pm
      I hope Sturridge is as quick as this thread was to go up - welcome.
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      Reply #7: Jan 02, 2013 03:10:45 pm
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      Reply #8: Jan 02, 2013 03:11:00 pm
      Let's hope he's the first of a couple more.

      Welcome to the club Sturridge, keep your head down and work your bollocks off and you'll get more chances to display your talents here than you did Chavski.
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #9: Jan 02, 2013 03:12:38 pm
      We brought you in, so please bring us some goals!

      Welcome!
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #10: Jan 02, 2013 03:15:32 pm
      Welcome aboard Daniel.
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #11: Jan 02, 2013 03:16:13 pm
      Chuffed we've got this lad! Was hoping it might have been done and dusted in time for the match this evening as we could certainly use the lad. I'm guessing he is too late to make the squad for Sunderland?
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      Reply #12: Jan 02, 2013 03:26:41 pm
      The only question I've got left unanswered at the moment about this lad is.

      Did he get that Jumper for Xmas ?
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #13: Jan 02, 2013 03:27:41 pm
      Welcome Daniel.

      It think that he will be brilliant 4 3 3 formation because he can play in any position in the front 3!

      Work hard now.
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #14: Jan 02, 2013 03:32:53 pm
      Welcome Danny to LFC.
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      Reply #15: Jan 02, 2013 03:34:07 pm
      Well in Danny Boy - welcome to the greatest club in the world.

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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #16: Jan 02, 2013 03:34:50 pm
      Anyone else love his use of the word "humongous" to describe Liverpool? Much better than the usual "massive" you hear a lot :laugh:
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #17: Jan 02, 2013 03:37:20 pm
      WELCOME to LIVERPOOL FC Daniel
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      Reply #18: Jan 02, 2013 03:37:41 pm
      Anyone else love his use of the word "humongous" to describe Liverpool? Much better than the usual "massive" you hear a lot :laugh:

      Did make me chuckle too mate  :)
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      Reply #19: Jan 02, 2013 03:37:50 pm
      Anyone else love his use of the word "humongous" to describe Liverpool? Much better than the usual "massive" you hear a lot :laugh:

      Eh ye I do!
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #20: Jan 02, 2013 03:41:16 pm
      Welcome to a big club Daniel... Happy to have you here. YNWA.
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #21: Jan 02, 2013 03:41:44 pm
      Welcome Daniel, now let's get this thing on the upswing!
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      Reply #22: Jan 02, 2013 03:44:15 pm
      humongous i can see that lasting with him!! Welcome Danny boy
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #23: Jan 02, 2013 03:47:17 pm
      Sturridge: The first interview
      After completing his transfer to Liverpool earlier today, Daniel Sturridge sat down with Liverpoolfc.com to discuss his ambitions at Anfield – putting a smile on fans' faces chief among them.

      Daniel, on behalf of everybody at Liverpool Football Club, welcome. How does it feel to finally be a Liverpool player?

      Thank you. I am really happy - delighted to sign for one of the biggest clubs in the world. I am humbled and happy to be here.

      What have the past 24 hours been like?

      They've been quite relaxing, actually, because I knew I'd be coming at some stage, so it was just a matter of when I'd be here. Now everything is sorted out, I am here and ready to go.

      What are your impressions of the club and the facilities here at Melwood?

      My first impressions have been the same as the impressions I've had throughout my life - it's just a huge club and it's a dream for anybody to play for. The history of the club and the fans are amazing - it has everything a player could wish to have behind them, so I am delighted to be here. I am humbled by everything and happy to be here.

      What has the manager Brendan Rodgers said to you about where he sees your future at Liverpool?

      He said he sees me here for a long time - and I also see myself here for a long time, too. 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. I'm just happy the manager has put faith in me. He is the first manager to actually pay for me and sign me, so I can't ask for anymore from him or the club in bringing me here.

      Brendan Rodgers has a clear vision for what he wants here at Liverpool Football Club - he's got a plan for the future. How much does it excite you to be part of that plan?

      I'm hugely excited. I just can't wait for the games to start rolling on. I've not played for a while - I've had a couple of injuries over the last few months - but I'm just happy now to join such a great club, to be part of a revolution and to be part of something new and something special. Hopefully we'll be able to bring a bit of success for the fans.

      Let's talk about you personally and your qualities. You've played out wide, you've played through the middle... in your opinion, what's your best position?

      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 it and work as hard as I can for the club and the fans. I'll try to put a smile on the fans' faces and try to bring some success to the club - it would be amazing.

      You say your attributes suit playing as an out-and-out striker - what are those attributes, in your opinion?

      I'm quite quick, I like to dribble with the ball, try and set up my teammates, I'm quite direct and I like to shoot and pass - it's just really to try and help the team win. The pace can help my teammates put me through on goal, but most importantly it's just about working for the team and trying to help my teammates win the game. That's what's more important than anything else - it doesn't really matter about me as an individual. It's about the team and about winning games.

      You'll now have the opportunity to play alongside Luis Suarez. How highly do you rate him and how much are you looking forward to playing with him?

      To have him as a teammate is great. He's a very good player, very talented and rated as a one of the best players in attacking positions in the world right now. It's good to be part of a team with him in and I'm sure we'll be able to play well together.
      Looking at his qualities, do you think you could have a successful partnership?

      Of course. With Luis, Raheem and the other players that are here, it's going to be great for myself and I'm sure we'll connect well together. We all have similar attributes, so hopefully we'll be able to create a few nightmares for defenders!

      You know some of the Liverpool players that are here already through your involvement with England and at the Olympics, such as Joe Allen. Have you spoken to any of them?

      I have - I've spoken to Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen. I saw Joe when I came down for the medical. He's a great guy. We spoke a lot when we were at the Olympics together - we were in the same room - and got on very well. I've known Jordan for a few years now from the U21s and things like that. The senior players such as Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson, I've met them through the England set up. Joe Cole, too. I know quite a few of the players, so it's going to be easy for me to settle in.

      You played against Liverpool in the FA Youth Cup final in 2006 - what are your memories of that?

      It wasn't nice! I remember it like it was yesterday - playing at Anfield was crazy for me. We lost 3-0 and I can remember the chances I missed and the goals Liverpool scored. Then we played against them at home, won 2-0 and I scored the goals, but it wasn't enough and can't replace the fact we didn't win the cup. But it was great to play against Liverpool and at Anfield at such a young age.

      So you've experienced Anfield as an opposition player - can you imagine what it's going to feel like when you run out onto the pitch and you've got all those fans behind you?

      I can't, to be honest. I have been told by so many people that it's amazing and the feelings you'll have when you go out onto the pitch. When the fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone', as an opposition player it doesn't affect you - but playing for the team, it's a completely different feeling. You feel a lot of emotions and you just want to go out there and play your heart out. For me to join such a great club, have amazing fans and try to bring success to them will be a dream come true.

      You're going to have the opportunity to see your teammates in action at Anfield tonight. Unfortunately, you're ineligible to play, which must be quite frustrating. How desperate are you just to get your Liverpool career going now?

      I'm so desperate. It's very frustrating not being able to play because the window opened yesterday. I would have loved to have been involved and it's unfortunate I'm not able to, so I'll be watching from the stands, cheering the boys on and hopefully we can get a result.

      Just finally, then, what is your message to Liverpool fans?

      I just want to say I hope that you're very well and have had a good Christmas and New Year. I'd like to say I'm delighted to join the club, and I'm very happy to be here. I'm humbled by this club and I hope you're happy I'm at the club. I hope I can help bring some success to the club and bring smiles to a few people's faces. Thank you for having me here.

      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/sturridge-the-first-interview
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #24: Jan 02, 2013 03:48:00 pm
      Welcome Daniel!
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #25: Jan 02, 2013 03:49:03 pm
      Welcome to a proper club Daniel, I think you might surprise one or two. Very pleased he's signed personally.

      Cracking first interview too, I especially took note of "He is the first manager to actually pay for me and sign me, so I can't ask for anymore from him or the club in bringing me here." and how it related to the enquiry we made to loan him in the Summer just gone, can totally respect at 23 him wanting a place to launch his career rather than a loan. I'm not easily impressed by talk or "fluff" as some like to call it but I certainly liked what I read there!
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #26: Jan 02, 2013 03:49:19 pm
      Welcome to LFC Daniel.
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #27: Jan 02, 2013 03:49:22 pm
      Its so boring signing players early in the window:/
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #28: Jan 02, 2013 03:50:15 pm
      Checking the shed end forum,  the fans are 90% gutted he is going and all talking about him being a 20 goal season man if given the opportunities.......very positive....
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      Re: Daniel Sturridge Player Thread
      Reply #29: Jan 02, 2013 03:50:17 pm
      Welcome Daniel !

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