Daniel Sturridge Could Face Man Utd After Returning To Full Training
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has an outside chance of playing some part against Manchester United after returning to full first team training today
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has an outside chance of playing some part against Manchester United after returning to full first team training today, according to the Guardian.
Sturridge has been beset by injury problems over the past 12 months with thigh and calf injuries ruling him out of the majority of last season before he then picked up a hip problem back in May.
Liverpool decided to operate on the long-standing issue and Sturridge has spent much of the summer rehabilitating with the Boston Red Sox medical team over in the United States.
The 25-year-old returned to England three weeks ago to complete the final stages of his recovery and the Guardian claim he finally returned to full first training on Thursday morning.
The striker could yet make an appearance against United on Saturday evening as the newspaper says Brendan Rodgers and his staff will wait to see how Sturridge reacts to training before making a decision over his involvement at Old Trafford.
I personally think it would be a huge risk throwing the England international straight back in to action after such a long time on the sidelines – especially given the intensity of the fixture – but no doubt Rodgers will do what he deems best.
The Northern Irishman is unlikely to take any unnecessary risks and while the Guardian suggest there’s a chance we’ll see Sturridge on Saturday, the likes of the Mirror believe there’s no possibility he’ll play any part in the game.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see but we should learn more when Rodgers speaks to the media at his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon.
Either way, even if he does miss out this weekend, it’s a huge boost for Liverpool to have Sturridge so close to making his comeback as he’s been sorely missed during his absence.
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