Daniel Sturridge is in contention to make his Liverpool return in the Europa League clash against Bordeaux, but Martin Skrtel is a doubt for the clash due to illness.

Sturridge, who has not played since the 1-1 draw with Everton at the beginning of October, declared himself fit ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown with Manchester City – a game in which the Reds ran out 4-1 winners following a hugely impressive performance.

The England international missed out, however, after manager Jurgen Klopp warned ahead of that match the club would exercise caution with the striker, who has been beset by injury problems over the last 18 months.

But the club have now confirmed a return could beckon at Anfield tomorrow (26 November). Klopp said at his pre-match press conference: "The best news is Daniel Sturridge has trained seven or eight times in a row. It's the longest period since I've been here.

"He is closer. Each session is very important. My decision you will see tomorrow. He can train without problems.

Christian Benteke was an unused sub in the thrashing of City but is also in line to feature against Willy Sagnol's Bordeaux.

"Benteke is in very good shape. He is very important for us. When I came here he was injured, now he has had many sessions with the team, so that is important for us. But football is like this, you solve one problem, but then you have another one. Martin Skrtel is a little bit ill, Mama [Sakho] is in a good way, but is not ready for tomorrow."

Liverpool dismantled the then-Premier League leaders in front of a shocked crowd at the Etihad Stadium, taking a 3-0 lead at half time with a performance that was heralded as a seminal moment for Klopp's Liverpool.