The Liverpool boss has stated that there is no time limit on the England international and his return to competitive action.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that there is no time constraints on Daniel Sturridge’s return to the Reds first team, telling the club’s official website that the attacker will be given as much time as he needs.
The lethal attacker has suffered from debilitating injuries since moving to Anfield from Chelsea and was only fit enough to feature in 12 Premier League games last season.
Sturridge went under the knife in America over the summer and has been rehabilitating Stateside, before recently returning to light training with Rodgers’ men.
Despite the English forward being back in the collective group, Rodgers has stated that he will not rush the former Manchester City man back into Premier League action.
“There’s no timeline on Daniel. He has obviously been away working in America,” Rodgers told the official Liverpool website.
“He has come back and it’s just about him working hard now to get somewhere near the level of the group. There’s no time on it.
“He came back and looks well – he’s really excited and happy to be back among his teammates. We’ll just have to take that week on week, rather than put any sort of pressure on a time for him.”
Rodgers is not as desperate to have Sturridge back in first-team action this season due to the splurge on Christian Benteke over the off-season.
The former Swansea boss also has the likes of Danny Ings and Divock Origi at his disposal currently, but Sturridge’s return will be a boost for the Merseysiders.
It remains to be seen whether Rodgers will partner Sturridge with Benteke or play just one.