Daniel Sturridge claims Liverpool is the biggest club in England
There’s going on the charm offensive and then there’s making a ridiculous statement that Liverpool supporters would find hard to qualify.
January 9th, 2013
Daniel Sturridge clearly wants to endear himself to his new club and made a scoring start when finding the net against Mansfield Town on Sunday, although claims that Liverpool are the biggest club in the Premier League will be met with a few raised eyebrows.
Sturridge recently left Chelsea to sign at Anfield, having previously been on the books at Manchester City and the 23-year-old is clearly very thankful for a fresh chance with the Merseyside club.
“It is the biggest club I have ever played for,” said the former Chelsea forward, who described the Reds as one of the biggest in the world when he signed last week.
“In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool.
“I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“As a young player, when you play for big clubs you can sometimes get caught up in it and you never get another opportunity to play for another big club.
“It’s amazing for the manager to put such faith in me. The only way I can repay him is by doing a job on the football field.
“For him to pay money for me and to have faith in me and show everybody around the world that he is prepared to take a chance on me, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to repay him for that.
“So I’m grateful the manager has given me this chance and that he believes in me. I’m just glad to be here.”
Sturridge will hope to play centrally for Liverpool, with Luis Suarez potentially moving into a number ten role which will see him play just off the shoulder of the England man.