Liverpool have announced that out-of-favour striker Daniel Sturridge has made the switch to West Bromwich Albion.
The 28-year-old forward has been linked to numerous clubs, including Sevilla and Newcastle United in recent weeks. However, the Baggies have won the chase and Sturridge will try to secure a place in England’s squad for the upcoming World-Cup 2018 this summer.
Via their official website, the Merseyside Reds confirmed that Sturridge would play for Alan Pardew’s squad for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.
England international forward has spent five years at Liverpool, however, in recent seasons he has struggled for game time under Jurgen Klopp who favours playing Roberto Firmino up front.
In fact, the 28-year-old forward has started just five games this season, scoring three times in 14 appearances in all competitions.
During his time at Anfield, Sturridge has scored 63 goals in 122 appearances, and 48 of them were netted in the Premier League.
On the move, Sturridge said: “There were many things in deciding on this move. The manager spoke very well when we talked about the challenge with the team, there was the style of play and this feels like it was the right fit at the right time.
“I’ve got some friends here who are West Brom fans so I can’t let them down as much as the any of the Albion supporters.
“Coming here, I’m back home. When I’ve played here, it had a home feel for me. I’m seeing faces in the stands that I’ve known growing up. It’s a good feeling for me being here. I want to enjoy myself as much as I can but getting results is our priority.