Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers is hoping that his target man, Daniel Sturridge who has been injured for a while makes a return on Saturday when they fave rivals, Everton in a Merseyside derby at Anfield.
The English forward’s injury while on duty for the Three Lions has coincided with a dip in form for the Reds and it’s an understatement to say Liverpool has really missed the striker.
After losing to Aston Villa, West Ham, managing an unconvincing win over Ludrogets in the Champions League and struggling to win Middlesbrough in the Capital One cup after a dramatic and lengthy penalty shootout, there is no better time for Sturridge to return to action for the Reds
Speaking about the possible return of Daniel Sturridge, here’s what Rodgers said:
“We’ll be very happy to have him back and we hope that can be this weekend’
‘We’ve got a number of injuries that we’re going to give every chance to.
‘He (Sturridge) is a player who’s out on the field working. Him and a number of others we’ll just assess nearer the time. But if he doesn’t make it he won’t be far off after that.
‘He’s someone that responds well to treatment. Obviously it’s gone well but there are still a couple of days to go before the game. The most important thing is he’s near to fitness.”
Rodgers is aware the former Chelsea man will not be match-fit but he is prepared to risk him against Everton come Saturday
“He certainly won’t be match-fit, he hasn’t played for a few weeks, but it’ll be great to have him back because he’s a wonderful player for us.
‘He’s a great reference for our team at the top of the field, his pace and movement and quality, which we saw the last time he played against Tottenham”, the coach said