Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is feeling upbeat about his return to fitness.
The England international has played only three games for the Reds this season, scoring once, and has suffered multiple set backs in his bid to return.
He has been undergoing rehabilitation in America over the festive break, and send a message on Twitter last night declaring his positivity about his progress.
On my way to training. Great weeks worth of work. Finishing up this Badboy strong and then next week we're stepping it up! #letsgetit— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) January 4, 2015
The striker is believed to be ready to head back to England shortly to be assessed and hopefully begin training with the first team again.
Liverpool have a key fixture against AFC Wimbledon on Monday night in which will hope their strikers can do what they haven't to date, and that's step up in his absence.
It's too early to realistically project an accurate return date for Sturridge, but if he is able to play any part in the two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final against his former club Chelsea in late January, Liverpool will surely be delighted with that outcome.