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The 23-year-old marked his Reds debut with a goal in Sunday's win over Mansfield and has expressed delight at being handed the opportunity to sign for the Merseyside outfit

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has described his new club as the biggest in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old completed a 12 million pounds move from Chelsea last week before making a goalscoring debut in Sunday's 2-1 FA Cup win over Mansfield.

And the Birmingham-born forward could not hide his excitement at being given the opportunity to join the Reds following a frustrating time at Stamford Bridge.

"It is the biggest club I have ever played for. In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool," he told the club's official website.

He added, "I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible. It's amazing for the manager to put such faith in me. The only way I can repay him is by doing a job on the football field."

"For him to pay money for me and to have faith in me and show everybody around the world that he is prepared to take a chance on me, I don't think I'll ever be able to repay him for that."

Sturridge was replaced by Luis Suarez 55 minutes into his first game, but hopes to strike up a partnership with the prolific Uruguayan in the future.

"It's going to be a pleasure for me to play with Luis," he stated. "He shows what a good player he is every time he gets the ball with the way he really gets at defenders. I'm looking forward to us forming a formidable partnership against the teams we've got coming up soon."


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