Daniel Sturridge has been one of the best strikers in the Premier league in the last 12 months. He appears to have really come of age since joining Liverpool in a £ 12 million deal.

The striker had not been given a proper opportunity in the first-team at his previous club like Chelsea and Manchester city. However, he has proved his worth by scoring almost a goal per game in the last 12 months at Liverpool. Sturridge has revealed that Chelsea striker Fernando Torres played a key role in his move to Liverpool.

Torres enjoyed a hugely successful spell at Liverpool where he spent four years from 2007 to 2011. During this period, he scored a vast number of goals and this helped him complete a British transfer record £ 50 million move to Chelsea.

Torres has played for three clubs in his career, but he has reportedly told Sturridge that Liverpool are the best among them. This convinced of the 24-year-old to make the move to Merseyside, where he has formed an iconic partnership with Luis Suarez.

Sturridge was once again on the scoresheet during the weekend, while he also helped him to an assist in the 6-3 win over Cardiff. He says that he is not satisfied with the amount of goals and he wants more.

“He [Torres] always spoke very highly about Liverpool. When we were at Chelsea together he would say, ‘Liverpool are amazing’, and it wasn’t just him — it was Yossi Benayoun as well. They both said, ‘That club is the best I have played for.’ They said the fans will make you feel amazing and, at the time, I thought I need a bit of that in my life because I was low right then. I need to feel good about myself, so it was an easy decision to come here,” said Sturridge.