Good news Liverpool fans. Your main striker could be back in action for the first time in over five months this weekend.
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Daniel Sturridge, 25, has been missing since Aug. 31 after numerous issues with his thigh and calf muscles.
Sturridge has been on various trips to the United States to try and speed up his recovery and with Liverpool unbeaten in six games in the PL, he is edging towards a return against West Ham United on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) where a win would leapfrog Liverpool over the Hammers in the standings.
Rodgers revealed on Thursday that Sturridge is making great progress and has looked “brilliant” in training over the past few days, but he will make a decision on whether or not to include him in squad on Friday.
“He’s looked very, very good in training today, he was outstanding,” Rodgers said. “But we’ll give him another day and I’ll have another chat with him tomorrow just to see where he’s at, but he looks in top-class condition.”
Sturridge has since spoken out about his return to action and is “anxious” to get back on the pitch and help out his teammates when he is given the green-light by Rodgers and the medical staff.
A fit and fired up Sturridge is good news for Liverpool, as the man who scored 21 goals in the Premier League last term will give the Reds a big boost as they aim to challenge for a top four spot. They currently sit five points off the top four with 16 games to go.