Liverpool striker Sturridge delighted to be playing for Rodgers again

Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge is delighted to be reunited with his former Chelsea coach Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge is delighted to be reunited with his former Chelsea coach Brendan Rodgers.

Sturridge hopes to continue paying back Rodgers for bringing him to Anfield, having failed to establish himself at Chelsea and Manchester City before that.

"I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"As a young player, when you play for big clubs you can sometimes get caught up in it and you never get another opportunity to play for another big club.

"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.

"So I'm grateful the manager has given me this chance and that he believes in me. I'm just glad to be here."

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