Photos: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge back training at Melwood

Sturridge had a torrid season with injuries last year, but has returned to training following rehabilitation in the United States.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been photographed back in training at Melwood as he continues his recovery from a hip operation that he underwent towards the end of last season. 

Sturridge had a torrid time with injuries last season that cost both him and the Reds. He only played the three games before the turn of the year, then returned briefly during the second half of last season, and was used sparingly by Brendan Rodgers in the three months he was available as the Liverpool manager tried to manage his return to fitness.

After doing a lot of rehabilitation in America, the forward is now back with his teammates at Melwood, though he doesn't seem to have trained with them just yet as he has been photographed on his own. 

It was said after he had his operation that he would be sidelined until October, but there have been suggestions that he could be available for selection, as reported by the Daily Mail, after the international break, with Liverpool taking on Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 12th.

It's a welcome sight for Liverpool fans, and further good news after seeing their side make a positive start to the season by taking seven points from their opening three games - and another win this weekend will take a lot of the burden off Sturridge to start firing immediately, but the perfect environment for the Reds to bring a clinical finisher back into the fold having previously proven he can score 20 goals in a Premier League season. 

Here are some images of Sturridge's Melwood return: 

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