Liverpool have completed the signing of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £12m.
The 23-year-old becomes the fourth signing of the Brendan Rodgers era, and could make his debut for the club in the Reds’ FA Cup Third Round tie against Mansfield on Sunday.
As exclusively revealed by Goal.com in July, Rodgers had made the England forward one of his top targets over the summer and has now finally got his man.
Sturridge, who had made just one league start for Chelsea this season, revealed his delight to have moved to a club as huge as Liverpool, and hopes to remain at Anfield for a long time.
“I am humbled and happy to be here,” Sturridge told the club’s official website.
“Brendan Rodgers said he sees me here for a long time – and I also see myself here for a long time. I’ve not signed here to play for a couple of years and then move on.
“I’ve signed to be here for as long as possible. It’s a humongous club – for me, one of the biggest in the world – and to have the fans and world-class players we have here is amazing.”