Liverpool fans will today be delighted to hear the news that star striker Daniel Sturridge is back in training after his series of injures. The Liverpool Echo reckon he is likely to play a part in his side’s Premier League clash with West Ham United on the weekend.
Daniel Sturridge’s injury has no doubt hurt the Anfield club who has struggled for goals since he first got injured on England duty in September. At that time Liverpool were unhappy with the national side for their treatment of Sturridge as he picked up the injury and he has since relapsed meaning we will only see his return now at the end of January.
Sturridge began his career at with a number of youth academies, including Chocolate factory side Cadbury Athletic. After moving on to Aston Villa and Coventry City’s youth systems he finally graduated the Manchester City academy to play 21 league ties for the side. The striker then moved on to Chelsea but despite 63 Premier League showings he failed to establish himself at Stamford Bridge so following a loan at Bolton Wanderers, Sturridge moved to Liverpool for £12m in January 2013.
Sturridge’s partnership with Luis Suarez is a major reason for Liverpool’s recovery to a Champions League side. In 2013/14, the England international netted 21 times in 29 Premier League games. In all competitions Sturridge’s Reds record reads 36 goals in 52 matches.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed his imminent return to action, saying: “He had his final rehabilitation with the sports science team today [Saturday] and now it’s about getting the condition with football fitness and game fitness. We’ll see how he is for Tuesday, if he’s not ready for Tuesday then he will be back for sure against West Ham next weekend.”
Liverpool fans, how excited are you for the return for 16 capped England international Daniel Sturridge?