Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has penned a new long term contract with the club, the BBC
Having moved from Chelsea for a fee believed to be £12m the hit man has grabbed an impressive 36 goals in 52 appearances since joining back in January of 2013.
The striker has missed a number of weeks with injury having suffered a hamstring problem while away with England but could be in contention to make some form of appearance this weekend – Rodgers has also insisted he is not ready and will not be selected for the next national squad too.
The player has said it was an easy decision to sign a new deal with last year’s Premier League runners up.
He said: “There are a lot of things I’m happy with how they’ve gone so far, but there is a lot to come.
“I may have had some good games and scored some goals, but literally this is the beginning in terms of what I can show.
“We were so close to success last season and it was a bitter pill to take not winning the league, but that’s just a taster of what the fans will get.”
Sturridge was in superb form last season that saw him gain a massive 53 goal haul with former strike partner Luis Suarez – 21 of those were the England international’s.
With Suarez departed for Barcelona it will be Sturridge who is his side look to to inspire the team, while everyone will be hoping he and Mario Balotelli and create the same deadly form.
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