Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge has given his side a huge boost with the news that he is set to return from injury after the international break, which commences this weekend. However, Sturridge will miss England’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday.
The striker has been sidelined since September with a thigh injury suffered while representing England in a 1-0 friendly victory over Norway, before picking up a calf problem on his return to Liverpool training.
Fortunately for the Reds, Sturridge is now ready to return to Liverpool’s Melwood training base where he will work on his fitness during the international break. The former Chelsea and Manchester City man should be ready to return to the squad for Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on 23 November.
In an interview with BT Sport, Sturridge stated, “I’ll be ready for that one [the Palace clash], God willing.” Later on Saturday, Sturridge also tweeted of his intention to resume full training next week:
Shame about the result today. Deserved something from the game. Looking forward to resuming full training next week.
— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) November 8, 2014
The England forward has featured in only three outings for Liverpool this season, with his last appearance coming in August against Spurs when Brendan Rodger’s men ran out 3-0 winners.
The Anfield side have seemingly struggled to replace the departed and influential Luis Suarez of last year with the added disappointment of fellow strikers Mario Ballotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all struggling in front of goal of late - Sturridge’s return may have come at a good time for the club as they look to reignite their season after disappointing defeats to Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Last season the 25-year-old was in scintillating form, scoring 25 goals in all competitions. Sturridge will hope to regain that goal-scoring form ahead of the busy Christmas fixture period after the international break.