Daniel Sturridge
Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that Daniel Sturridge's imminent return will boost Liverpool's top four chances.Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' revelation has given the Reds a major boost ahead of the rest of the campaign. Everyone associated with the Anfield club will be relieved to learn that striker Daniel Sturridge is on the final phase of his rehabilitation and is set to make his return soon.

The England striker has been prolific for the Reds since his move from Chelsea in 2013 and was instrumental, along with Luis Suarez, for taking the club within touching distance of the title in 2014.

Following the departure of the Uruguayan, the former Chelsea striker was looked upon as a talisman at the club, but he has struggled with multiple injuries this season, and has failed to start a game since the end of August.

The team have struggled in his absence, as summer arrivals Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli have failed to replicate last season's SAS heroics leaving Liverpool languishing in eighth place in the Premier League, 17 points behind league leaders Chelsea.

However, the manager has given the whole club a boost by revealing that the striker, who has been sorely missed, will make his return to action by the end of this month following a lengthy rehabilitation period, which included a spell in the United States of America.

"It's been very difficult for us [without Daniel Sturridge]. He's a top class player and has been out since August," Rodgers told talkSPORT.

"He's been working very hard on his rehab though and, by the end of this month, he'll be back. He's in the final stages now and he's working very hard," the former Swansea City manager explained.