Daniel Sturridge Factfile

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of striker Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea.

Everything was fine till that dance....

1989: Born September 1, in Birmingham.

2003: Signs for Manchester City's academy at the age of 13, following trials with Aston Villa and Coventry.

2004: Named player of the tournament and finishes as top scorer as City win the Under-15 Nike Cup.

2006: Signs professional contract with City.

2007: February 3 - Makes City debut in 2-0 defeat to Reading.

2008: January 27 - Scores first professional goal in a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.

2009: Finishes the season with four goals in 26 appearances.

July 3 - Turns down a new deal at City to sign for Chelsea.

August 11 - Earns first England Under-21 cap against Netherlands.

2010: January 2 - Scores first goals for Chelsea, in a 5-0 FA Cup thrashing of Watford.

May 15 - Comes off the bench at Wembley as Chelsea secure a Premier League and FA cup double by beating Portsmouth 1-0.

2011: January 11 - Joins Bolton on a loan deal until the end of the season,

February 2 - Scores 90th-minute winner on his Bolton debut as Wanderers beat Wolves 1-0.

May 22 - Sent-off during his final Bolton appearance against former club Manchester City. Scored eight goals in 12 games during the loan spell.

October 2 - Scores a brace during Chelsea's 5-1 thrashing of former club Bolton.

November 15 - Makes England debut as a second-half substitute in a 1-0 victory over Sweden.

2012: April 29 - Scores the opener in a 6-1 victory over London rivals QPR to keep Chelsea's hopes of Champions League qualification alive.

May 19 - Remains on the bench as an unused substitute as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to win the Champions League for the first time.

July-August - Makes a full recovery from meningitis to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London, scoring against both the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay but missing a crucial penalty against South Korea in the quarter-finals.

October 31 - On the scoresheet as Chelsea need extra time to eliminate Manchester United and reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup with a 5-4 victory.

2013: January 2 - Leaves Chelsea to join Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. After signing a long-term contract, he says: "I am humbled and happy to be here. I've not signed to play for a couple of years and then move on. I've signed to be here for as long as possible. It's a humongous club."



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