Daniel Sturridge believes he owes Brendan Rodgers a huge debt of gratitude for bringing him to the 'biggest club' in the Barclays Premier League – and he's determined to do all he can to repay his new manager.
The 23-year-old became Liverpool's first signing of the January transfer window when he signed a long-term deal with the Reds last week.
And Sturridge wasted little time in making an impact, netting his first goal for the club just seven minutes in to Sunday's FA Cup third-round victory over Mansfield.
However, the No.15 insists he still has some way to go before he can begin to pay back the faith shown in him by Rodgers.
"It is the biggest club I have ever played for. In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool," said Sturridge.
"I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this and I thank God for making it possible.
"It's amazing for the manager to put such faith in me. The only way I can repay him is by doing a job on the football field.
"For him 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."
Sturridge figured for 55 minutes on his debut before being replaced by Luis Suarez at Field Mill.
The striker admits he's relishing the prospect of playing alongside the Uruguayan - and he's hoping they'll get a first chance to team up in Liverpool's next fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Sturridge added: "It's going to be a pleasure for me to play with Luis.
"He shows what a good player he is every time he gets the ball with the way he really gets at defenders.
"I'm looking forward to us forming a formidable partnership against the teams we've got coming up soon.
"I'd love to start against United but it's down to the manager which team he picks. I'm just here to train hard and whichever team he picks will be the one that is right tactically.
"If he chooses me then great, if not I'll be looking to come on and make an impact."