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Daniel Sturridge Injury News – Liverpool Striker Set To Face Everton In Merseyside Derby

The striker could return against the Toffees.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has some good news ahead of the Merseyside derby with Everton on Saturday as Daniel Sturridge could return from injury.

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The 25-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks after picking up a thigh problem whilst on international duty with England and has not played for the Reds since.

In his absence Rodgers’ side have lost consecutive Premier League matches to Aston Villa and West Ham United and desperately need Sturridge’s presence upfront against the Toffees.

“[Sturridge] is a player who is out on the field working. Daniel and a number of others we’ll assess nearer the time. If he doesn’t make it, then he won’t be far off after that,” the Northern Irishman told the club’s website.

“He is someone that responds well to treatment and it’s gone well – he’s out on the field. There’s still a couple of days to go yet before the game. The most important thing is that he is nearer to fitness.

“He certainly won’t be match fit – he hasn’t played for a few weeks. But it would be great to have him back because he’s a wonderful player for us.”

Sturridge has been in great form for the Merseysiders since making the £12m switch from Chelsea to Anfield in January 2013.

Since then the Englishman has scored 37 goals in 52 appearances and will be relied upon once more over the current campaign to try and emulate the success the club achieved in 2013/14.

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