WEST BROM midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak brutally trolled new team-mate Daniel Sturridge after he accomplished his Hawthorns switch.
Liverpool have loaned the striker, 28, out till the top of the season.
On Saturday, West Brom knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup with a Three-2 win at Anfield.
They’re undefeated towards Jurgen Klopp’s facet this time period having drawn Zero-Zero at house within the Premier League in December.
Sturridge performed in neither sport however Krychowiak, who featured in each, took the Baggies’ official announcement as a chance to stay the boot in.
He joked: “If you cannot beat us, be a part of us,” alongside a lot of crying-with-laughter emojis.
West Brom boss Alan Pardew, alternatively, believes Sturridge can beat anybody and in contrast him to England team-mate Harry Kane.
He gushed: “You would need to put him in the identical class as Harry Kane. He’s a unbelievable participant.
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“Harry has had an excellent spell when it comes to health and is on the prime of his sport, so it’s comprehensible that he’s in all probability forward of Daniel.
“However Daniel has the potential, notably towards groups I believe the place you want a objective, the place you must break them down, he has some particular person aptitude that not many gamers can match.
“So if we will get him match and wherever close to his greatest, I’m certain Gareth Southgate shall be taking an in depth look.”
West Brom are second-bottom within the Premier League and three factors from security.
However Pardew is just not pressuring injury-prone Sturridge with the duty of saving them from the drop.
He stated: “He’s not right here to save lots of us, we could have executed it with out him and we should still should do it with out Daniel if he will get injured.”
Sturridge snubbed Pardew’s former membership Newcastle to affix relegation-rivals West Brom.
The Birmingham-born ahead admits the possibility to return to his hometown was too good to withstand.
Sturridge stated: “The supervisor spoke very properly after we talked in regards to the problem with the staff, there was the model of play and this feels prefer it was the appropriate match on the proper time.
“I’ve obtained some buddies right here who’re West Brom followers so I am unable to allow them to down as a lot because the any of the Albion supporters.
“Coming right here, I am again house. Once I’ve performed right here, it had a house really feel for me.”