Liverpool have had something of a bug going around, and Daniel Sturridge wasn’t the first player to suffer from it. That, in part, was why the striker was quickly sent home from their La Manga training camp when it was noted that he appeared to have come down with something.
The week before Sturridge fell ill, Ragnar Klavan had to be withdrawn from the squad with what is believed to be the same illness, and it had also been suffered by a few members of the team staff. Sturridge’s return to Merseyside was done in the hope it would be the end of it.
For Sturridge, it looks to at least have given the striker enough time to fully recover from the illness, as he is expected back in training today with the Reds set for their first two-a-day session back at Melwood following their return from Spain late on Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, reports have Liverpool returning to training in England with no new injuries and knocks to report—just the existing ones. And in addition to Sturridge returning to training, fears that Dejan Lovren might miss the match against Leicester City may have been overblown.
The Echo, amongst others, are suggesting Jürgen Klopp expects Lovren and Sturridge to both be available on Monday, leaving only the club’s long-term injury concerns—Danny Ings and Ovie Ejaria along with Marko Grujic, who is working to return from a hamstring injury—likely to miss out.
Following the club’s return from Spain, Lovren was sent to visit a specialist in Germany, raising concerns, but if the noises being made by the club are to be relied upon, it appears he should be ready to go by Monday along with the now flu-free Sturridge.