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Ex-Liverpool striker Sturridge training with non-League Kidsgrove Athletic

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is training with non-League side Kidsgrove Athletic.

Sturridge has been without a club since March after leaving Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, who he joined after leaving the Reds on a free transfer last summer.

The 31-year-old subsequently served a four-month worldwide ban for breaching betting rules regarding a loan move from Liverpool in January 2019.

The Liverpool Echo reports he has been training with nearby Kidsgrove Athletiic - who play in the Norther Premier League Division One South East, the eighth-tier of the football pyramid in England - as he builds up his fitness with a number of Premier League and Championship clubs having been linked with offering him a deal.

“Yes, he's signed a 12-month contract," joked Kidsgrove chairman Mick Fitzjohn.

“No, he's coming down to keep himself fit and he's working hard while he finds a new club."

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