On this day in 2013 England striker Daniel Sturridge signed for Liverpool.
Arriving from Chelsea for a fee of around £12 million, Sturridge came to Liverpool looking to link up with Uruguayan frontman Luis Suarez. Sturridge got off to a flying start in red as he netted on his debut in a 2-1 loss against Manchester United, and from there he didn’t look back. Just 23-years-old at the time, Sturridge was never able to make an impact at Chelsea, scoring just 24 goals throughout his 3 and a half-year stint with the London club. However, that all changed at Liverpool as, between himself and Suarez, a formidable attacking duo was formed, one that would go on to score 72 Premier League goals in less than two full seasons (with Sturridge bagging 31 of that total). Throughout his time at Anfield, Sturridge has become a prolific goal scorer, scoring 47 goals from 81 appearances across all competitions, averaging a goal in at least every other game, an impressive goals per game ratio for any player.
Having played in the 2013/14 side that came so agonisingly close to winning the league, Sturridge remains one of only six (Mignolet, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho and Sturridge) first team members who are still currently at Liverpool from that era, yet is still an important player for the Reds as they look to return to glory under Jürgen Klopp. Having scored 6 goals in 14 games across all competitions so far in the 2016/17 campaign, Sturridge has demonstrated Liverpool can always count on him to score goals.