Ex-Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge signs for Turkish side Trabzonspor

Date published: Wednesday 21st August 2019 6:35 - Steve Pearson


Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has ended his brief wait for a new club by joining Turkish side Trabzonspor on a three-year deal.

TEAMtalk brought you the news that 26-England-cap-winner was close to signing with the Turkish outfit one week ago, and today that move was confirmed.

The 29-year-old was a free agent after his contract at Anfield expired in the summer.

“We have signed a three-year contract with free agent Daniel Sturridge, with a one-year option,” read a statement on the Super Lig club’s website.

Sturridge made 29 appearances for Liverpool last season, mostly as a substitute, with the last of those coming late on in the 4-0 Anfield win over Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.

The striker who once scored 21 goals in a league campaign in 2013-14 was an unused substitute in the Reds’ final victory over Tottenham in Madrid, and scored the first goal of Liverpool’s Champions League campaign last season against Paris St Germain in a run of four goals in his first seven matches.

However, he was never able to displace Roberto Firmino as first-choice striker and therefore was never likely to earn a contract extension.

Sturridge, who in July was banned from football for two weeks and fined £75,000 after breaching betting rules, had been training on his own in the United States prior to signing a deal with Trabzonspor.


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