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Daniel Sturridge offers to "pay anything" to get his stolen dog back

Daniel Sturridge has made an emotional plea on instagram for the return of his Pomeranian after his LA home was broken into. 
Diarmuid Pepper

Former Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge has offered to “pay anything” to have his dog back after his LA home was broken into.

In an Instagram post, in which a smashed glass door is clearly visible, a distraught sounding Sturridge pleaded: “Listen, whoever knows who broke into my crib, I will pay you anything, I am dead serious.

“I want to know what’s went on, I want to know why they’ve took my dog, I want to know why they’ve took bags from upstairs.”

Sturridge’s Pomeranian dog has its own Instagram account. Described on the account as a “Loveable Little Lion”, Lucky Lucci has over 5,000 followers.

He added: “How can you break into a house in LA and take somebody’s dog? Are you crazy? You’ve come into a house to take a dog?

"Somebody please find my dog, I will pay anything, I am dead serious. I want my dog back.”

In a further Instagram story uploaded to the ex-Liverpool attacker’s account, he said: “It doesn’t make any sense. Someone find my dog please.

"Like I said before, I will pay anything. It is not about the money. I just want my dog, simple as that.”

Sturridge, who recently became the first player to win the Champions League with two different English clubs, is currently without a club though he is heavily linked with newly promoted Aston Villa.

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