SAS set to return for Liverpool against Hull?

Daniel Sturridge could be set for a return to the starting eleven for Liverpool.

The former Chelsea man has been beset by a thigh problem in recent weeks that saw him start the day on the bench last weekend in the Reds’ thrilling 3-3 Merseyside Derby draw with Everton.

He did have his say before the final whistle, however, as the Englishman himself headed home the Anfield outfit’s late equaliser to come away from Goodison Park with a point in hand.

Liverpool face a trip to take on Hull this Sunday and will be keen to record an eighth victory on the campaign, as chasers Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge later in the day in a match that could see Rodgers’ men increase their cushion in second place.

And the Northern Irishman has revealed that Sturridge has undertaken maximum training over the course of this week, in turn suggesting the 24-year-old could be fit to slot in alongside Luis Suarez at the weekend.

"He has certainly trained very hard this week," Rodgers told Liverpool’s official website.

"We've got another day to go to prepare and see where all the players are at.

"I like to give all the players every chance to show that they can be in the team. He has worked exceptionally well and, when he does that, his quality is there for everyone to see."

Suarez and Sturridge have tallied 18 Premier League goals between them as part of their heralded SAS partnership, and Liverpool supporters, along with the boss, will be keen to see the duo reunited after the January signing turned in just 11 minutes of action last weekend.

Hull have never beaten the Reds in 16 competitive fixtures across all competitions, though did dispatch the Anfield side 3-0 in the clubs’ last meeting in a July 2011 friendly.

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