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Daniel Sturridge joins Trabzonspor on three-year deal after leaving Liverpool

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

Daniel Sturridge's final few seasons at Liverpool have been blighted by injury. Press Association 
Daniel Sturridge's final few seasons at Liverpool have been blighted by injury. Press Association 

England striker Daniel Sturridge has signed for Turkish side Trabzonspor on a three-year deal after leaving Liverpool.

Sturridge, 29, 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 Uefa Champions League semi-final.

The 26-cap England international, who was an unused substitute in the Reds' final victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, scored the first goal of Liverpool's Champions League campaign last season against Paris Saint-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 overtaken by Divock Origi in the pecking order, and therefore was never likely to earn a contract extension.

Sturridge had been training on his own in the United States prior to signing a deal with Trabzonspor.

Updated: August 21, 2019 08:41 PM

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