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Liverpool Receive Huge Injury Boost Ahead of Arsenal Match

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Daniel Sturridge will (most likely) play and Adam Lallana could also make a surprise injury return.

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Liverpool quite literally limped into the international break, as some of the team's best players picked up knocks in the team's brutal loss to Manchester United. Perhaps the most worrisome injury in the eyes of Liverpool supporters was a hip problem for striker Daniel Sturridge that some thought could keep him sidelined for a month. However, the Echo reports that Sturridge will be actually be available this weekend to face Arsenal.

"Dan trained with the team today," said Brendan Rodgers. "It was his first day back in so he wasn't as sharp as he would want to be but he's back training with the team and should be fine for the weekend."

This is massive news for a Liverpool team that has struggled mightily to find goals without Sturridge due to a lack of other quality options at the striker position. While Sturridge hasn't been quite as prolific of a goal scorer this season (he's only scored 0.36 goals per match this season compared to 0.74 last year), his presence alone will be huge for a team that desperately needs to win on Saturday against the Gunners.

There's also a chance that playmaker Adam Lallana will be fit to play against Arsenal. However, that possibility remains slim at this point in time.

"We're waiting on Adam," said Rodgers on the Lallana situation. "He's outside working but he didn't train with the team. There is a chance he could train with the team on Friday."