Liverpool legend says Daniel Sturridge like new Reds signing

Michael Owen welcomes Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge's return from injury

Michael Owen says Daniel Sturridge’s return from injury is like a “new transfer” for Liverpool after the transfer window closed on Monday night.

Sturridge made his first Liverpool appearance in over five months when he came off the bench to score the second goal in a 2-0 home win over West Ham on Saturday.

The 25-year-old striker returned in what was his side’s seventh straight league match without a defeat, as well as their third straight win.

Speaking about Sturridge’s return during a question-and-answer session on Sportlobster, Owen said: “Allen, Borini, Lambert all to go?

“Well Sturridge coming back feels like a new transfer. I’m sick of seeing these clear out articles in the papers as invariably only 1 or 2 leave.”

After a difficult first half to the season, Liverpool have recently begun to find their feet and sit just four points off top four after 23 matches.

Sturridge’s return will be a big boost to a Reds side that have found it difficult to score goals until their recent good run of results.

The England international finished last season with 21 league goals, which made him the runner-up in the season’s Premier League Golden Boot behind former strike partner Luis Suarez.

Liverpool face Everton in the Merseyside derby this weekend with Sturridge expected to make his first start since his side’s 3-0 away win at Tottenham in August.

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