Striker who joined West Ham United in 2013 after spending two seasons with Liverpool. He became a member of England's national team in 2010
He began his youth career at sixteen with Newcastle United in 2005.
He helped lead Newcastle United to a Football League Championship in 2010 and Liverpool to a Football League Cup Championship in 2012.
He was born in Gateshead, England. In 2014, he got engaged to partner Billi Mucklow. He and Billi have a son named Arlo. He has two other children, named Lucas and Emilie Rose, from a previous relationship.
He joined Steven Gerrard on Liverpool in 2011.