FOOTBALLER Daniel Sturridge has been pictured reunited with his “kidnapped” dog Lucky Luccie after he allegedly refused to pay the promised £30k finders fee.

The Liverpool striker was seen carrying his beloved Pomeranian outside his £1m mansion in Los Angeles.

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Sturridge outside his LA mansion with his dog Lucky Luccie[/caption]

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The Liverpool front-man was reunited with the pooch this week after the animal went missing following a raid on his home[/caption]

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The England striker cradles the little hound as he leaves his home in California[/caption]

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He then posted a picture of the returned dog on Instagram
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This comes after Sturridge was blasted by the rapper who claims he found the adorable mutt for only giving him £320.

LA cops said the dog had been found safe and well after people contacted the footy ace and he identified it as his.

Twitter user Killa Fame, who described himself as a “Los Angeles trap music artist”, posted a video along with a series of pictures of a similar-looking dog.

He tweeted Sturridge directly, asking “Is this Lucci?” and telling the athlete “Man I got him” in response to one of his desperate social media pleas.

After handing the dog back, he tweeted: Found @DanielSturridge dog Lucci by me and my nephew… no sizable reward .. so dishonest lies.”

He then accused Sturridge of not paying up because the dog was found by a “black man”.

Sturridge did not publicly reply to the tweets, although in a tweet of his own just hours earlier he urged anyone with information to contact him with a private message on Instagram.

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The rapper hit out at him for not paying the £30k fee
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Sturridge seemingly posed for pictures with Killafame
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Daniel Sturridge promised to pay £30k to have his kidnapped dog back[/caption]

It comes after Sturridge posted an emotional Instagram video announcing that the dog had been found.

He said: “Good morning everyone. Just want to say we’re waking up to good news that Lucci has officially been brought home. Myself and a few friends went to south LA last night to pick him up.

“We were told by somebody in La basically that they had him, they were in south LA on the east side so we drove down there at about 11:30pm last night and picked him up.

“Absolutely delighted. Can’t believe it. Just want to say a big thank you to everyone on social media who supported us and raised awareness to the case of what was going on and I’m so thankful to all of the fans around the world, all the influencers, celebrates, general people and media.”

Killa Fame, who lives in an Isuzu Trooper, told The Sun last night his nephew had found the dog on the street.

He claimed the ex-England striker did not even say thanks when he picked him up. He added: “He spent less than five minutes here. He earns thousands per week – yet he only gave a homeless family $400.”

Sun Online has contacted Sturridge’s representatives for comment.

The footie star revealed his heartache this week with a series of Instagram videos from his Los Angeles house which was burgled.

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The man claiming to be holding the dog is aspiring LA rapper ‘Killa Fame’
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The dog in the images looks similar to the one stolen from Sturridge
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Detectives arrived at the property on Tuesday afternoon as they started gathering evidence in the hunt for the kidnappers.

They took fingerprints from the broken door but Sturridge himself has taken matters into his own hands.

He shared his address, CCTV footage of the kidnappers entering the mansion as well as pictures of his dog, which is worth up to £4,000. The striker revealed that a few bags had been stolen by the burglars.

But the loss of the favourite pet was what hit him hardest and he pleaded with the dognappers to come back “if they wanted to make money”.

He said: “£20,000 straight up. Twenty g’s, thirty g’s, whatever.

“Bring my dog back to this house, I’m moving out of this b**** anyway, I don’t give a s*** about this place.

“Bring the dog back to this address, I’ll be moving out tomorrow or the next day. I want my dog back and I’ll pay whatever.

“You ain’t going to get more than that anyway. And if you are let me know and I’ll pay more than them. I’ll pay more than them.”

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Cops arrive at Sturridge’s Hollywood mansion to gather evidence
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The footie star greets detectives outside his mansion in Los Angeles
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Cops work to gather evidence at the scene of the crime in LA yesterday
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Police dusted the broken door for fingerprints after the break in this week
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Sturridge pleaded with the kidnappers to come back ‘if they wanted to make money’
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Sturridge has shared his address in an Instagram plea, calling for his Pomeranian to be returned
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The former Liverpool striker showed pictures of his burgled Hollywood mansion
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Sturridge also shared CCTV footage showing the dognappers entering the house
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Sturridge left Liverpool after his contract with the Reds expired last month
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