'I just want my dog back' - Daniel Sturridge in passionate appeal after break-in at his LA home
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has issued a passionate video appeal after his house in Los Angeles was broken into and thieves stole his beloved dog.
Sturridge showed footage of the destruction in his holiday home and suggested he was happy to pay 'anything' if information that leads to the return of his pet.
"Somebody has broken into the house in LA and took my dog from the house," he declared on his Instagram feed.
"Whoever knows who broke into my crib, I'll pay you anything. I'm dead serious. I wanna know who took my s***. I wanna know what's went on. I wanna know why they've took my dog.
"Something has gotta change, like how can you break into a house in LA and take someone's dog? You've come into a house to take a dog. Somebody, please find my dog, I'll pay anything. I'm dead serious, I just want my dog back."
Sturridge is in America as he awaits his next career move after his Liverpool contract came to an end last month, with Aston Villa among the club's being linked with the former England striker.