Daniel Sturridge has issued an emotional plea after his dog was stolen at his home in Los Angeles.

In a series of videos on Instagram, the former Liverpool striker revealed that three thieves broke into his LA home at night by smashing a glass door.

Sturridge’s dog Lucci, a Pomeranian with Husky markings, was taken along with four bags. And the 29-year-old, who is out of contract after leaving Liverpool earlier this summer, has issued a reward of £30,000 to whoever ensures the safe return of Lucci.

‘Somebody has broken into the house in LA and took my dog from the house,’ Sturridge said. ‘Listen, 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. I want to why they’ve took bags from upstairs.