Liverpool star returns to training after long-term injury

Liverpool forward Danny Sturridge has returned to training, although Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he is keen not to rush the attacker back to the first team.

For the last four months, the England international has been in the United States, where he had a hip operation in May and has subsequently been recuperating.

Liverpool failed to replace the goals lost when Luis Suarez moved to Barcelona last summer and Sturridge’s injury was one of the key factors in their impotence. The striker managed only seven starts last term, and fell well short of his previous high standards.

He is now back in training, and while Rodgers will surely be delighted to have one of his star men back training with the team, the Northern Irish coach is keen not to rush Sturridge back to action.

“There is no timeline on Daniel,” Rodgers continued, as reported by talkSPORT.

“He has obviously been away working in America and has come back and now it is just about him working hard to get back in to somewhere near the level of the group.

“He looks well and really excited to be back among his team-mates, so we will just have to take that week on week.”

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Sturridge managed four goals in 12 league outings last season, down from 21 in 29 showings the season before.

The forward won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2010, the FA Cup in 2010 and 2012, and the Champions League under Roberto Di Matteo three years ago.


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