The 23-year-old, who cost Liverpool £12m, scored on his debut with a clinical ninth-minute strike in a 2-1 victory over Mansfield Town in the FA Cup third round.
The England international endured a largely frustrating 2012, with André Villas-Boas’ dismissal at Chelsea resulting in Sturridge falling out-of-favour for both club and country.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers offered the Manchester City youth graduate the chance to get his stalling career back on track, and Sturridge is desperate to deliver for the Northern Irishman.
“It is the biggest club I have ever played for. In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool,” said Sturridge.
“I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible.
“It’s amazing for the manager to put such faith in me. The only way I can repay him is by doing a job on the football field.
“For him to pay money for me and to have faith in me and show everybody around the world that he is prepared to take a chance on me, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to repay him for that.
“As a young player, when you play for big clubs you can sometimes get caught up in it and you never get another opportunity to play for another big club.
“So I’m grateful the manager has given me this chance and that he believes in me. I’m just glad to be here.”
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