Liverpool has an injury boost ahead of their high-intensity game against Manchester United as 25-year-old English international Daniel Sturridge has returned to full training for the first time since undergoing hip surgery back in May.
The lethal forward of Liverpool missed the most part of the last season due to consecutive injuries and Liverpool suffered a lot without him as all the other striker Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli scored a total of 4 goals in league in the whole season for them.
The England international returned to Melwood almost three weeks ago having spent most of his rehabilitation period with the medical staff of the Boston Red Sox. He has been eased towards a competitive return since and joined Brendan Rodgers’ first-team squad for a full training session on Thursday.
Liverpool medical team will assess his condition ahead of the United game and it remains to be seen if they risk him for the match which will be too early for him.
The return of the first choice Liverpool striker comes on a vital time as Liverpool have found it hard to score and managed only two goals in four games this season and are entering a hectic period with back to back fixtures and need a lot of squad depth.
But a bad news for Liverpool fans will be that neither Adam Lallana nor the captain Jordan Henderson has returned to full training today and it seems that both may miss the North-West Derby.
Liverpool will also miss their key player attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho due to a controversial suspension which he got against West Ham United two weeks ago.
Manchester United will also miss a key figure in the high-profile clash as Michael Carrick got injured during international duty with the Three Lions.