Daniel Sturridge makes his Perth Glory debut for the first time in 21 MONTHS.
When DANIEL STURRIDGE made his Perth Glory debut, he was playing for the first time in nearly two years.
The former England international came on as a late substitute in Perth’s 1-1 draw with Adelaide United in their A-League debut.
After spending two weeks in hotel quarantine on his arrival in Australia, the striker was given ten minutes to shake off the ring rust.
While he was unable to assist his team in finding the game-winning goal, his presence at HBF Park was felt even before the game began.
The game was sold out, according to the club, with a capacity crowd of 20,500 fans hoping to see their new signing.
Sturridge was a former Liverpool and England star who has struggled to find regular playing time in recent years.
After breaking betting rules in March of last year, he was given a four-month suspension.
His contract with Trabzonspor was terminated after only 16 appearances for the Turkish club.
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The 32-year-old then took a 21-month hiatus from the game as he looked for a way back into the game.
As he continued to train alone during his exile, he missed out on potential opportunities in the United States and Spain.
The Perth Glory then stepped in and offered him a one-year contract to relocate to Western Australia.
And after a fortnight in Covid isolation after arriving in the state, the ex-Manchester City youth player was eager to get started.
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