DANIEL Sturridge tipped a nod to Wanderers on the day he picked up his Premier League player-of-the-month award.

The Liverpool striker was rewarded for his scintillating form at Anfield, which saw him score five goals in as many games during February.

But in a Twitter exchange with Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden, the England international acknowledged the help he had been given at the Reebok during a highly successful loan spell in 2011.

In response to Holden’s tongue-in-cheek offer that he return to Bolton, Sturridge wrote on his official account: “Them Bolton days were class. Thankful for the opportunity I got there. You boys were class with me too!”

Sturridge scored eight goals in 12 games for Wanderers after being signed on loan by Owen Coyle from Chelsea, including four in his first four games for the club.

In total, the former Manchester City man has scored 23 goals in all competitions for club and country this season.