Liverpool Striker Makes West Brom Switch
West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the loan signing of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.
Yesterday evening the player made the loan switch from Anfield to The Hawthorns until the end of the season and with plenty of interest in the player, it is seen as somewhat of a coup by head coach Alan Pardew as he continues to look to turn our season around.
Speaking to wba.co.uk as he completed a move back to the Midlands, Sturridge explained.
'There were many things in deciding on this move. The manager spoke very well when we talked about the challenge with the team, there was the style of play and this feels like it was the right fit at the right time. I've got some friends here who are West Brom fans so I can't let them down as much as the any of the Albion supporters. Coming here, I'm back home. When I've played here, it had a home feel for me. I'm seeing faces in the stands that I've known growing up. It's a good feeling for me being here. I want to enjoy myself as much as I can but getting results is our first priority.'
He went on to add.
'God willing I'll be able to help the team win games. That's the most important thing. Whether it's goals, assists, hard work, all of those things. It's important for myself and for the team to implement the manager's plans, his tactics, take those on board and learn the way the team plays as quickly as possible.'
Sturridge has been handed the No 15 shirt for the campaign and he is eligible to play in the FA Cup having not featured for Liverpool this year in the competition.
Pardew believes he is a 'major coup' for the club.
'I hope our fans can understand that we are fighting to stay in the Premier League, not just on the pitch but in the market place as well. This is a big coup for us and I speak for my staff and my players and say 'thank you` to Daniel for agreeing to assist us in League and Cup. He has fantastic talent and will strengthen our ambitions on both fronts.'