Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is praying that he will be fit for the Capital One Cup final, according to The Sun.
Sturridge has endured a torrid campaign on Merseyside - he has only featured in five Premier League games all season - so it's far from certain as to whether he will be able to prove his fitness in time for next month's Wembley showdown against Manchester City.
However, after suffering a hamstring injury, the same report from The Sun claims that the 26-year-old still hasn't started training outside.
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Sturridge and teammate Divock Origi have been working indoors as they continue their recovery.
The notion that Sturridge may never entirely recover may well be correct, but you can hardly blame Jurgen Klopp for giving the striker a shot at redemption.
Liverpool in need
When fit and firing, Sturridge is one of the best forwards in the division. Ultimately, though, he hasn't been fit on a consistent basis for far too long.
It's clear for all to see that Liverpool certainly need him. Recent performances just haven't been good enough - the Reds failed to score in recent home games against Stoke City and West Ham - so the return of the forward would change the dynamic of the side.
A return in the Capital One Cup final would come as a major boost for all involved, but Liverpool fans won't exactly be getting their hopes up at this stage.
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