Liverpool boss Rodgers: Sturridge know this his last chance at massive club

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned new signing Danny Sturridge he is facing his last chance.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has warned new signing Danny Sturridge he is facing his last chance.

After struggling to nail down a place at Manchester City and Chelsea, Sturridge was left in no doubt about the cost of failing.

"He knows as well as anyone that this could be his last chance at a massive club," said Rodgers. "He left City at a very young age and went to Chelsea, where Didier Drogba was arguably the best striker in the world. He wasn’t going to climb in front of him, but he did it at Bolton because they played him. He played 13 games and scored eight goals.

"That got me thinking he has the potential and hunger to do it here. He is a talent, and there will be an opportunity for him. There are not many quicker, so he will give us that extra power up there.

"You need to look in the player’s eyes and see if they have that hunger. Daniel is coming off the back of being at a big club where he hasn’t played, and he is coming here with everything to prove. As a manager, that is what you want in your group."

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