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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge back in training, no date set on return

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Daniel Sturridge hasn’t played for Liverpool since August 2014

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could soon make his return to action, according to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. The Englishman has not made an appearance since Liverpool lodged a 3-0 win over Tottenham in August last year. He was sent to the United States of America to recover from a thigh injury with the Boston Red Sox medical team. 

Rodgers confirmed that the player was in the final stages of his rehabilitation. But the medical team do not want to push him too hard to make a comeback.

“Daniel Sturridge is back and working well,” Rodgers said.

“Obviously he’s not ready to play as of yet but hopefully he’ll be ready in the near future.”

When asked about a possible return date for Sturridge, Rodgers said: “Time will tell. We just want him fit. He’s into the final stages of his rehab but there is no timeline on it.”

Sturridge has improved defensive aspects of his game: Rodgers

Rodgers agreed to the fact that Liverpool had to struggle to score goals without Sturridge in the side. “Daniel is a key player for us. You put him into any team and it makes them better. 

“His pace is frightening, his touch, his movement, and he's also improved the defensive part of his game in order to press the ball.”

He also said, “If he can just sustain that fitness, he's shown what he can do.

“We're hoping that he can stay fit and lead the charge for us over the next few years”.

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