Liverpool may not have signed anyone yet in the transfer market, and all the best sourced rumours may have players leaving the club rather than arriving in January, but for fans hoping for a boost to Liverpool’s season in the coming weeks there’s some good news. And that news goes by the name Daniel Sturridge, with the striker having returned to training this week after being cleared by the club’s medical staff.
With the club intent on not rushing him back into action it will still likely be a couple of weeks before he’s in contention to play, meaning this Saturday’s match against Aston Villa is out of the question and probably Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-finals on the following Tuesday as well. If everything goes to plan this time around, though, he’ll be back soon, and certainly in time for the second leg against the Blues.
Of course, that Sturridge was this close to a return on two previous occasions only to suffer re-injury will mean that many won’t be counting on the striker returning fit and ready to make an impact until he actually runs out at Anfield again and makes it through a half or seven. Still, it’s a boost, and a clearly optimistic Sturridge took to social media to let everybody know he was back in training after returning to the club.
Sturridge returned to Liverpool before the weekend after spending the past six weeks in the United States rehabilitating with specialists. There is hope at the club that after the previous two setbacks, they’ve finally gotten to the bottom of the striker’s hamstring problem, which has been a recurring issue for more than a year now and has seen Sturridge miss most of the current campaign.