Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge says there is no bigger club than Liverpool in the Premier League, ahead of Sunday's game against Manchester United.
The 23-year-old striker
signed for the Reds on 2 January from Chelsea
and has also played for current champions Manchester City.
Daniel Sturridge stats
4 caps, 0 goals
Bolton Wanderers (loan 2011):
12 Premier League appearances, 8 goals
96 appearances in all competitions, 24 goals
Manchester City (2006-09):
32 appearances in all competitions, 6 goals.
"It is the biggest club I have ever played for," Sturridge
told Liverpool's official website.
"In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool."
Liverpool and United are the two most decorated clubs in the top flight.
In terms of league titles, United have 19 compared to Liverpool's 18, while the Merseysiders have five European Cup wins to the Old Trafford side's three.
Sturridge scored on his Liverpool debut as his new side beat
Mansfield in the FA Cup
and is grateful to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers for signing him.
"I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible," added Sturridge.
"For the manager to pay money for me and to have faith in me and show everybody around the world that he is prepared to take a chance on me, I don't think I'll ever be able to repay him for that.
"As a young player, when you play for big clubs you can sometimes get caught up in it and you never get another opportunity to play for another big club.
"So I'm grateful the manager has given me this chance and that he believes in me. I'm just glad to be here."