"He always spoke very highly about Liverpool," Sturridge told the Daily Mail. "When we were at Chelsea together he would say, 'Liverpool are amazing', and it wasn't just him - it was Yossi Benayoun as well. They both said, 'That club is the best I have played for'.
"They said the fans will make you feel amazing and, at the time, I thought I need a bit of that in my life because I was low right then.
"I need to feel good about myself, so it was an easy decision to come here. My dad (Michael), my uncle (Dean, the former Derby striker) and I all shared the same opinion: this was the best place to go. When Liverpool came in, it was one of those situations that I just wanted to get up the M6 as quick as possible, sign on the dotted line and get to work."
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