Daniel Sturridge has signed a new contract with Liverpool.
The Premier League club have not disclosed the length of his new deal, only stating that it is ‘a new long-term contract’.
The 25-year-old’s original deal was due to run out in June 2018, so the new contract will see him remain at Anfield until 2019 at least.
Sturridge, who put pen to paper at Melwood on Friday, was delighted to have committed his long-term future to Liverpool.
‘It feels great’, he told the club’s official website. ‘It's a big, big day in my life to commit to this club and to give the club my best years, which are ahead of me.
‘I am thankful for the opportunity and that is the reason I committed my future. Everyone has been great with me, from the fans to the staff to the players, so it was an easy decision. I'm happy with how everything is going’.
Sturridge also took to Twitter and Instagram to express his joy, posting a message that read: ‘We did it!! Proud to announce I've signed a new long term contract with Liverpool football club.
‘I'm buzzing. All the hard work has paid off but continues because there is nothing I want more than to life trophies and be successful with this club. Grateful to God for this opportunity. I want to thank the fans, players and the coaching staff.
‘My family have been there for me throughout my whole life and without them this wouldn't have been possible. Love you guys. It's an emotional day believe me. #redordead #LFC #lafamilia’.
We did it!! Proud to announce I've signed a new long term contract with Liverpool football club. I'm… http://t.co/gdxJnvLXY0— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) October 3, 2014
England international Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January 2013 and quickly established himself as a key member of Brendan Rodgers’s squad.
|Team||Season||Total Pass||Accurate Pass||Goals||Goal Assist||Chances created||Appearances||Mins Played|
|Daniel Sturridge||Chelsea / Liverpool||2012-2013||437||372||11||3||32||21||1,253|