Pardew hails Sturridge's Liverpool exit to West Brom

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 29/01/2018

England star Daniel Sturridge has completed his loan move from Liverpool to West Brom for the rest of the season and Alan Pardew has hailed the signing of the striker as a “major coup” for the Club.

The 28-year-old Liverpool forward who is also eligible to play for Albion in the Emirates FA Cup having not featured for the Reds in this year’s competition adds further strength to Alan Pardew’s attacking options for the final 14 fixtures of the league campaign.

West Brm in a statement wrote: "England striker Daniel Sturridge has joined Albion on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 Premier League season."

The Baggies Head Coach was thrilled to complete a double-deal day when the 28-year-old England striker followed Egypt international defender Ali Gabr into the Club.

"I hope our fans can understand that we are fighting to stay in the Premier League, not just on the pitch but in the market place as well,” said Pardew.

"This is a big coup for us and I speak for my staff and my players and say ‘thank you’ to Daniel for agreeing to assist us in League and Cup.

"He has fantastic talent and will strengthen our ambitions on both fronts." said Pardew

Birmingham-born Sturridge arrives at The Hawthorns with a prolific goalscoring record. He has 74 Premier League goals to his name in just 114 top-flight starts and has netted on 27 occasions in cup competitions.