Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, January 13, 2013. Reuters/Phil Noble

Newly-acquired Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge is off to a great start in Anfield, having scored a goal in his each of his first three game with the Reds, further demonstrating his key role in what is becoming one of the Premier League's most effective attacks.

It was the first time that a Liverpool player had scored in each of his first three matches with the Reds since Ray Kennedy in 1974.

Liverpool got Sturridge from Chelsea earlier this month for 12 million pounds, and it appears the decision to acquire him is already paying off for Manager Brendan Rodgers.

Sturridge notched his most recent Liverpool goal during Saturday's match against Norwich, which the Reds won by a score of 5-0.

Goal.com reports that the 23-year-old striker spoke with Sky Sports News at the Norwich contest's conclusion, when he had the following to say:

“I enjoyed it very much. I want to thank God for the opportunity and making me put on a Liverpool shirt, without him this wouldn't be possible. I'd like to thank the manager for giving me the opportunity also."

He added a few words in support of his teammates, and continued to express his excitement about joining a Liverpool club that has been looking mighty good the last couple of weeks:

“It's great to be here and it's a world class club. I have world-class players with me like Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, not to mention all the other players, but in terms of me being here at this club, it's great.”

The addition of Sturridge has helped the Reds to diversify their game, as on Saturday four different players scored goals. This is a major shift from the way Liverpool was playing back a couple of months ago, when much of the pressure was on phenom Luis Suarez to carry the team's offense.

And Sturridge said in the Sky interview that he and Suarez have a lot of good play left ahead of them this season:

“It's good to play with him [Suarez], we've been training well together and I think it's only going to be a matter of time before we gel properly,” Sturridge said. “At the moment it's going well but it's gonna get a lot better than this because we've only played with each other for a couple of weeks so we don't really know how each other play but it seems to be clicking."

The match against Norwich brings the Reds' record to 9-7-7 on the season.