Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has joined West Bromwich Albion on loan, citing the irresistible chance of domestic silverware as the deciding factor.
Speaking to Football Burp, Sturridge described how he had grown disillusioned at Anfield in the days following the Reds’ 2-3 FA Cup defeat to the Baggies.
He said: “Liverpool’s a great club, but at the end of the day I’m a professional and I want to win things.
“At some point you’ve got to say to yourself, look, playing for Liverpool is all well and good, but it’s time for a new challenge at a club that’s still in the FA Cup.
“Granted West Brom aren’t in the knockout stages of the Champions League, but their chances of winning the thing are probably still on a par with Liverpool’s.
“Did that come across as bitchy? Take that bit out if you think it’s bitchy.”
He added: “No need to send the piece over for review before going live with it, I trust you.”