Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool Forward Daniel Sturridge Joins Turkish Club, Trabzonspor

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The injury-prone, Daniel Sturridge, has drawn the curtain on his abysmal career in Liverpool. He signed a three-year deal with Trabzonspor after being released by Liverpool at the end of the 2018-19 season.

The 29-year-old Sturridge played for Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpoool in a not so thrilling career. A dark cloud came over his career when he picked up a six-week ban from footballing activities in July following a sanction from the English FA for his alleged involvement in illegal gambling. He broke the betting rules over a potential move to Sevilla.

He was released by Liverpool shortly after he was handed a UEFA Champions League winner's medal following his club's victory over Tottenham in the finals. He joined Trabzonspor on a free transfer.

The England International travelled to Turkey on Monday to put pen to paper on a 3-year deal that will see him earn €3 million (£2.8m/$3.3m) per season. The highest salary package in the club's history.

Trabzonspor revealed in a statement published on the club's official website: "Our company has signed a three-year contract with the free agent professional footballer, Daniel Sturridge, with a one-year option."

During his 4-year stint at Chelsea, he won various titles, including the 2009-10 English Premier League title and the UEFA Champions League in 2011-12. He then joined Merseyside giants, Liverpool, in January 2013 for an undisclosed fee, going on to score 67 goals in 160 appearances for the Anfield outfit.

With the arrival of the trio, Salah, Mane and Firmino, the English striker fell down the pecking order. Injury made matters worse and the betting scandal further destroyed his chances in England.

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