“I’ll pay you anything”  - Former Liverpool and England forward Daniel Sturridge makes emotional appeal after dog is stolen in LA
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“I’ll pay you anything” - Former Liverpool and England forward Daniel Sturridge makes emotional appeal after dog is stolen in LA

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has sent out an impassioned plea and offered a “20 or 30 thousand dollar” reward for the return of his dog after it was allegedly stolen from his Hollywood mansion.

The heartbroken 29-year-old, without a club after being released by the Champions League winners this summer, posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday showing a broken glass door.

He said this was where thieves broke in and made off with a number of bags as well as his precious Pomeranian dog.

Sturridge posted a number of videos and photos to his 3.4 million followers on Instagram after he said his house was broken into.

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And the distraught footballer begged for the safe return of pet dog Lucci saying: “Listen whoever knows who broke into my crib, I’ll pay you anything.”

In another video he said: “Whoever brings my dog back 20 grand straight up, straight up, 20gs, 30 gs, whatever, bring my dog back to my house."

He added: “Whatever it costs… you ain’t gonna get more than that anyway and if you are I’ll give you more than them.”

One video appeared to be footage taken from a home security camera that showed three hooded people walking through his home.

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Sturridge also revealed bags were taken from the upstairs of his home.

Thieves left “over $300,000 worth" of watches

He said: "Something has gotta change, like how can you break into a house in LA and take someone's dog? Are you crazy?

“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."

In the background of one video someone can be overheard saying the thieves did not take “over $300,000 worth of watches.”

Police in Los Angeles were unable to confirm whether or not the incident had been reported to them.