Liverpool have been busy assembling a new front line this summer with Chrstian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings being brought in to address the Anfield club's lack of goals last season.
The Merseyside club's struggles in front of goal were a major reason for their inability to qualify for the Champions League. But a major loss was England forward Daniel Sturridge, who has struggled with a number of injuries over the past 12 months.
The 25-year-old was limited to 12 league appearances for Liverpool last season but still finished as the club's top scoring striker with four goals.
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The former Chelsea forward has returned to the Liverpool side and been struck down by another debilitating injury, but a date how now been set for Sturridge's much awaited return, and it could not be in a bigger fixture.
After his hip surgery, Sturridge has been posting a number of videos on Instragram showing his recovery and is in line for a return in thee weeks time when the Reds travel to Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.
Sturridge was influential as Liverpool came close to winning the Premier League in the 2013-14 season, scoring 21 goals in 29 league appearances and forming a formidable partnership with Luis Suarez.
Reds fans will be hoping the forward can strike up a similar partnership with Benteke, who opened his account against Bournemouth, as well as staying clear of injury.
It is unlikely Sturridge will be risked from the start of Old Trafford as Brendan Rodgers will look to slowly introduce the England man back into the pace of top flight football, however he has the potential to be devastating off the bench with his pace an eye for goal.
The news of a return for Sturridge will not be good news for Ings. The former Burnley striker is yet to make a competitive appearance for Liverpool and could find himself pushed further down the pecking order once the former Manchester City man returns to full fitness.