Former Liverpool and England forward joins Australian side 

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Perth Glory have completed the acquisition of former Liverpool and England forward, Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridge joins the Australian club for the 2021/22 campaign as a free agent after leaving Turkish club Trabzonspor in March 2020.

He moved to Turkey in the summer of 2019 as a free agent, where his three-year deal with Trabzonspor was terminated the following March as the former Manchester City and Chelsea forward was given a four-month worldwide ban for breaching betting rules.

On signing his contract, the 32-year-old footballer said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to try a new challenge.

“When the opportunity came about, it felt like the right thing to do, to take my talent somewhere where I can enjoy my football in a competitive league and try and help the team be as successful as they possibly can be.

“I’m going to put my best foot forward, work hard and try and help the team win each game that comes by and then we’ll see where we end up when the season finishes.”

Meanwhile, Glory owner Tony Sage reckons that: “Daniel is undoubtedly one of the biggest signings not only in Glory’s history, but in the history of the A-League.”

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By FARPost Reporter