Liverpool have received a massive boost ahead of their clash against Premier League leaders Manchester City on 21 November, after Daniel Sturridge stepped up his training regimen and could be in line to face Manuel Pellegrini's side at the Etihad Stadium.
According to the Mirror, the England international forward, who has made just three Premier League appearances this season, will begin training with the squad, who have remained at the Merseyside club's Melwood training base during the ongoing international break. Sturridge is yet to make his debut under Jurgen Klopp, and will be keen to get back in action, after missing large chunks of football since the last season.
Liverpool have had a difficult start to the season and are currently in the 10th place with 17 points from 12 games. Brendan Rodgers was shown the door following a string of poor results, and the former Borussia Dortmund manager was appointed. They have since lost just one game, but have failed to find the back of the net on a consistent basis, with most of the club's forward's remaining sidelined with injuries.
Christian Benteke has only recently returned from a hamstring injury, while Danny Ings has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. The return of Sturridge will be a big boost for the manager as they look to return to winning ways against the in-form Manchester club.
Klopp, however, refused to put a timeline on Sturridge's injury return, maintaining that the English forward will have to get back in shape before being considered for selection to the first-team. They are unlikely to rush the former Chelsea forward back into action, owing to his long history of injury troubles in recent seasons. He has scored two goals in his three league appearances thus far, which should give the club plenty of optimism ahead of his imminent return.