PHOTO: Daniel Sturridge back in Liverpool training

Daniel Sturridge made a return to Liverpool training today and looks ahead of schedule for his return from injury.

Daniel Sturridge has been pictured back in training for Liverpool today, in a major boost for the side.

The striker had been ruled out for three weeks with an injury which he picked up on international duty, but his recovery appears ahead of schedule. 

Sturridge was put through his paces in running and dribbling drills and showed no repercussions of the thigh complaint that had threatened to keep him out for some time. 

Liverpool will be delighted to have their main attacking threat back, too, as they have evidently struggled without him. 

A 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa, where they struggled to break down sturdy Villa back-line, was followed up with a thoroughly unconvincing 2-1 win over Ludogorets last night in the Champions League and it only went to outline the importance the 25-year-old has for the side. 

The Reds are in need to him to recreate the total which he did last season of 21 goals as they look to consolidate their position in the top four. 

Liverpool have won two and lost two of their opening fixtures and they know that they need to improve if they are to achieve their aims. 

Brendan Rodgers side take on West Ham United on Saturday and they will be hoping that Sturridge is available to play some part in the match now he is back in training. 

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