Liverpool striker Danny Sturridge has explained why he feels things didn't work out at his former clubs.
Sturridge struggled at both Manchester City and Chelsea before Sturridge found his feet at Anfield.
"With City it wasn't a case of the club doing anything wrong," he told the Daily Mail. "They had a lot of money at the time and were buying a lot of strikers and for a young player of 18, it would have been a bit silly for me to stay with the strikers they bought. They had Felipe Caicedo, Jo, Craig Bellamy, they signed about six or seven strikers.
"I just didn't feel like I would get an opportunity there, because I knew it would only get worse, because they had more money. So I thought the best place to go, with the things Chelsea said to me, was London.
"I thought I'll learn from Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, two world-class footballers. I knew I wasn't going to start straight away. I knew I had to wait my turn.
"I'm thankful to Chelsea and City. I'll always love the staff at City, the academy staff especially. They changed my family's life, moving us when I moved to City."
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