Former England and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has confirmed he is arriving at Perth Glory in Australia as a “humble player” to adjust to his new squad.
Sturridge has signed a one-year contract with Perth to play the 2021-2022 season, which begins on November 20, against Adelaide United.
Sturridge will increase Glory’s chances of winning the A-League title for the first time, but the England player has said he alone won’t be able to dedicate the coveted title to fans on his own.
And he told reporters: I come here as a humble player and leave my ego at the door, of course the players can make the difference, but I don’t think it is possible for a player to carry a team in football , because everyone’s roles are required.
Sturridge won the Premier League and Champions League titles with Chelsea and was part of Liverpool’s 2019 European Champions squad.
He joined Perth after 18 months without a club since leaving Trabzonspor in Turkey in March 2020 and after serving a four-month suspension for breaking the betting rules in 2018.
He continued: This is the longest period that I haven’t played official games, but for training I still train and I don’t waste time.