Former Liverpool star Michael Owen admits Danny Sturridge has proven him wrong with the way he's played for the Reds.

Owen revealed he was originally sceptical when the 24-year-old was linked with Liverpool but is happy to have been proved wrong.

"When Daniel signed I thought to myself: if Chelsea are willing to sell then is he really going to be what Liverpool need?" he told the Liverpool Echo.

"Especially considering Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

"We hadn't seen too much of him as he hardly ever played at Chelsea. But he has been an absolutely inspired signing by Brendan Rodgers.

"He has started the season really well."

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