PICTURE: Liverpool star 'pays respect' to Chelsea legend

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has taken to Instagram to wish former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba a happy birthday.

Today is Didier Drogba's birthday, and Daniel Sturridge took to Instagram to wish his former Chelsea teammate best wishes, while also posting a picture of the pair together.

The now-Liverpool striker has previously gone on record to hail the impact of the Ivory Coast international on his career, revealing that advice Drogba gave to him last summer played a big part in his excellent start to the new campaign.

And now Sturridge has referred to the 36-year-old as a "legend".

"Learnt a lot from this guy," the Liverpool man wrote.  "Always pay respect to those who did it before me."

Given the way Sturridge has been performing this year, he may have an eye on one or two of the elder statesman's records.

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