DANIEL STURRIDGE says he’s loving life at Anfield after a flying start to his Liverpool career.
The England striker has netted three goals in five appearances following his £12million move from Chelsea.
Sturridge says he feels ‘blessed’ to be part of Brendan Rodgers’ squad and is determined to stay at the club for years to come.
“You only realise how big this club is when you get here,” he said.
“When you consider the history, it’s just amazing to be part of it all.
“It’s been a good start for me and I’m thankful to God and the manager to have this opportunity.
“I hadn’t worked with Brendan before but all the players who worked with him at Chelsea spoke so highly of him.
“It’s been a weight off my shoulders to start well. But I am hard on myself and I want to do better.
“There is a lot more to come and it’s important to help the team win games and move up the table.
“I’ve been performing okay but that’s only a fraction of what I am able to do. I want to show what I am really capable of doing in the months and years to come.
“I feel totally settled with no worries, no stresses. I’ve got my family here and my team-mates have been fantastic. It’s a blessing to be here.
“I already have a love for the club which is growing every day. Hopefully we can have a long relationship together and stay in love for the rest of our lives.”
Sturridge has established an instant rapport with top scorer Luis Suarez and admits he is relishing playing alongside the Uruguayan.
“It’s early days but it’s going well,” he added.
“The more you play with someone you start doing things telepathically and playing off the cuff as you know their movements.
“It’s been easy to play with Luis because we are on the same wavelength and understand how each other plays. We need to continue to work hard on it in training together.
“Sometimes you just have that on field chemistry with someone. Long may that continue.”
Sturridge failed to establish himself at Manchester City before moving on to Chelsea in 2009.
His three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge also saw him stuck on the fringes but the frontman insists he has been unfairly branded a flop.
“People ask ‘why hasn’t he stamped a place down?’ but they don’t realise the stuff I’ve gone through,” he said.
“From the age of 17, I’ve had seven managers and it’s been difficult to settle. I’ve not had an opportunity too show what I can do.
“I had Stuart Pearce, Sven Goran Eriksson and Mark Hughes at City and then Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto di Matteo and Rafa Benitez at Chelsea.
“It’s difficult to stay at one club and hats off to the likes of Stevie G, Ryan Giggs and John Terry. Very few people have done that.
“I am more mature now and I am ready to play. Hopefully this is the club I settle at and stay at for many years to come.”