It marks the end of a long chase for the highly rated striker who was said to be just hours away from completing an original deal at the end of the summer transfer window.
Sturridge will wear the no.15 Reds shirt and is ‘humbled and happy’ at finally joining a ‘humongous club’.
Speaking exclusively to the club’s official website, the 23-year old stated:
“I am humbled and happy to be here. Brendan Rodgers said he sees me here for a long time, and I also see myself here for a long time. I’ve not signed here to play for a couple of years and then move on.
“I’ve signed to be here for as long as possible. It’s a humongous club – for me, one of the biggest in the world – and to have the fans and world-class players we have here is amazing.”
Sturridge began his professional career at Manchester City where he became the star of their exciting youth team, winning the FA Youth Cup in 2008.
He then signed for Chelsea in 2009 but despite flashed of brilliance, failed to fully establish himself as a regular starter. Conversely he enjoyed a very successful loan spell at Bolton Wanderers; his goals delaying their eventual relegation a year after he returned to London.