Rodgers to decide on Sturridge return
Liverpool striker, Daniel Sturridge, may be returning to the club for the English Premier League (EPL) match against West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, after being side-lined for five months due to injury.
The 25-year-old has been out of the game since their 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in late August last year, due to a series of persistent injuries.
He travelled to the United States in December, in order to receive treatment on his recurring thigh injury.
Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, has said that he will decide on Friday whether or not the star striker will be up for selection.
"I'm just focusing on training hard and whenever the staff feel is the right time for me to get back involved I will be,” Sturridge said.
"I'm just looking forward to getting back involved - that's the main thing for me. I'm feeling great. I can't wait to get back playing again.”
"It's been very frustrating but it's all a learning curve - these experiences help you learn something new. It's been great for the mental side of my game, I've improved that,” he added.
Liverpool has been struggling in terms of goal scoring since the absence of Sturridge, with Rodgers saying that it will benefit the team tremendously if he returns.
"Daniel not playing has had a huge impact on our season. If you trace it back to the beginning of the season against Tottenham you could see what a reference he was for the team in that game.
"From that point he hasn't played and we struggled for a few months. Thankfully, over the past few months we have nailed down a way of working and returned to our football ideas.
"We're becoming better and better and Daniel coming back will shine a different light on to the team. He looks in top class condition."
Liverpool is currently sitting eighth on the Premier League log, only five points adrift of fourth, which could see them securing a Champions League qualification spot.
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