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Sturridge in early dig at United

NEW Liverpool signing Daniel Sturridge has had a dig at Manchester United and former club Chelsea.

"In the Premier League, there is no bigger club than Liverpool," Sturridge said, as the Anfield outfit prepare to take on United on Sunday.

"It is the biggest club I have played for. I thank the boss for giving me an opportunity to play for a club like this.

"You are always fit enough to start a game against Manchester United. I'd love to play, but that's down to the manager.

Sturridge is also looking forward to playing alongside Kop favourite Luis Suarez.

"It's going to be a pleasure for me to play with him (Suarez).

"I'm looking forward to us forming a formidable partnership against the teams we've got coming up.

"It's down to the manager which team he picks for the United game."

'Robbie can rescue Hull'

DAVID MEYLER insists that Ireland team-mate Robbie Brady can help push Hull City back into the Premier League, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

Cork lad Meyler says that his move from Sunderland to Hull is "95% done" and he hopes to complete the deal later today, while Steve Bruce's side are also very close to agreeing a £2million deal for Manchester United man Brady.

"I am close to signing here and I hope Robbie does too. Signing him permanently would show that this club has the ambition to get to the Premier League.

"Robbie has the ability to win a game for you and it would be great if Hull seal the deal," Meyler told the Herald today.