After he was allowed to leave Anfield by manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has decided to join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 Premier League season.
In the recent weeks, Inter Milan and Newcastle United are keen to sign Sturridge but the the 28-year-old picked the Baggies for family reasons.
“This felt like the right fit. I’ve got friends here I’ve played with before, the manager spoke very well, the challenge with the team and the style of play . . . I just felt this was the right fit for me.” Sturridge stated
The England striker has started only five games this season. In fact, Sturridge also didn’t have a chance to play for Liverpool in the FA Cup this season.
However, he has scored 74 total Premier League goals in 114 starts and also netted 27 times in cup competitions that led for the Baggies to complete the deal.
West Brom head coach Alan Pardew was delighted and thrilled to the arrival of the multi-medal winning Sturridge at the Hawthorns. (Sign Up now for more updated news and sports events)
“I hope our fans can understand that we are fighting to stay in the Premier League, not just on the pitch but in the market place as well. This is a big coup for us and I speak for my staff and my players and say ‘thank you’ to Daniel for agreeing to assist us in League and Cup. He has fantastic talent and will strengthen our ambitions on both fronts.” Pardew expressed
Moving forward, the 28-year-old forward is expected to play in the Emirates FA Cup after his eligibility to join the competition.
Prior to the signing of Sturridge, Albion has also penned to paper on loan Egypt defender Ali Gabr from Zamalek until the rest of the season.
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