Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could feature against Manchester City after the international break, according to the Mirror.
After numerous injury problems over the course of the past year, the 26-year-old has made just 15 Premier League appearances since the start of last season.
The striker is currently out of action with a hip injury, but it now appears that he could return to on-pitch action sooner rather than later.
The report from the Mirror claims that the England international, who still hasn't featured under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, has stepped up his training regime and is now working outdoors with club physios.
In fact, it has been suggested that the former Chelsea man will link up with his teammates this week at the Melwood training complex in an attempt to prove his fitness.
Sturridge's problems have been a cause for concern on Merseyside for some time now. Ultimately, the talented forward just hasn't been able to maintain his fitness and it has had a negative impact on the Reds.
In truth, it's not only Sturridge who has struggled with injuries; Danny Ings could miss the remainder of the season while Christian Beneteke has been in and out of the side this season.
The statistics certainly prove that the Reds are struggling to score goals: 13 strikes from 12 league games doesn't make great reading. In fact, Liverpool have conceded more goals than they have scored in the Premier League this term.
Something needs to change, but the Reds faithful shouldn't be getting too excited by the potential return of Sturridge just yet.
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