Liverpool media round-up: Sturridge injury update, Sheyi Ojo loaned out, Ryan Kent to follow

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool received something of an injury boost last night with reports suggesting that Daniel Sturridge could make his return to action in September following a hip operation. 

The Daily Mail reports that Sturridge was initially ruled out until October but his recovery appears to be going well, and he could return to Melwood in the next couple of weeks. 

His return could be timely when Liverpool face the start of the Europa League and League Cup campaigns, while his first game back could be the trip to Manchester United immediately after the first international break of the season. 

Promising young forward Sheyi Ojo has signed a new deal at Anfield, the club website has confirmed, but he has also been loaned out to Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers for the season. 

Ojo spent much of last season on loan at Wigan Athletic, and has impressed during this pre-season - but the Reds clearly feel the need for the 18-year-old to try and get some regular first team football.

Another youngster who looks set to leave the club on loan is Ryan Kent, according to the Liverpool Echo, with several Championship clubs said to be interested in the attacking midfielder. 

Liverpool are prepared to let the player leave on a temporary basis, according to the Echo, in order to get some first team football under his belt. 

One of the Reds' summer signings Nathaniel Clyne believes Liverpool are not too far away from challenging for the Premier League title, and is quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying the side can push for the top prize again this season, despite last season's disappointment. 

Clyne said: "Two seasons ago, Liverpool were pushing and nearly won the league, so we’re not too far away and with the additions to the team this year, we are looking to push on again,” Clyne said.

“Hopefully we can push for the title this season.

“You can see with the team and the quality that we have got that we can have a special season.”

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