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Liverpool & Tottenham keeping an eye on Premier League striker following long awaited return to fitness

Liverpool , Manchester City, and Tottenham are keeping an eye on the progress of Jay Rodriguez as he returns to training with Southampton, reports the Daily Express.

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The 26-year-old hasn’t played since suffering a knee injury against Manchester City last April. The ligament problem also ruled him out of appearing in the World Cup, which the forward had looked set to be picked for beforehand.

The England international was applauded back on to the training pitch by his teammates, and now several clubs will be watching to see if he can return the same player after such a serious injury. Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester City are supposed to the trio interested.

The Reds and the North Londoners are both need to improve their squads, with the duo looking likely to miss out on the Champions League yet again this season. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also used to work with Rodriguez while he was at St. Mary’s.

Meanwhile, the Citizens need quality English players to fulfil the ‘home-grown’ rule, with their squad potentially running low after the next transfer window. They will also want footballers who can help them challenge more seriously for the title next time round.

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