[Photos] Liverpool Handed Major Injury Boost As Sturridge Returns To Training

By on September 17, 2014

Liverpool have been handed a major injury boost with star striker Daniel Sturridge returning to light training today as he steps up his recovery form a thigh injury.

The 25-year-old strained his thigh while training with England during the international break on the 5th September and was forced to sit out the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

Sturridge was subsequently ruled out for at least three weeks, much to the disappointment of boss Brendan Rodgers as he felt the injury could have been avoid had England followed the Reds individual training program for the player.

However, it looks like Sturridge is already on the mend and could be set for a return sooner than expected, with reports today claiming the striker took part in light training at Melwood today.

The Metro suggest that Sturridge is highly unlikely to play any part in this weekend’s trip to Upton Park to face West Ham, but he might be pencilled in to feature against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup next week.

The news will be a major boost to Rodgers as he looks to get Liverpool’s Premier League campaign back on track following a disappointing 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday.

The Merseysiders followed that up with an unconvincing performance against Ludogorets in the Champions League last night, which saw the hosts need a stoppage time penalty to beat the Bulgarian minnows 2-1 at Anfield.

Mario Balotelli was on the score-sheet with a well taken goal, but Rodgers will no doubt be desperate to get Sturridge available again to give them another threat up front.

These two photos [above and below] have been circulating online this afternoon showing Sturridge back in action today, while the striker himself shared an update on Twitter confirming that he was in training and is closing in on a return.

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