Report: Liverpool handed injury boost as Daniel Sturridge could face Manchester City

Daniel Sturridge is stepping up his return from injury and could be ready following the international break in a big boost for Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool have been handed a huge injury boost, as star forward Daniel Sturridge could return for the clash with Manchester City, reports the Mirror.

Sturridge has been missing for several weeks after picking up a high injury in a collision with Jordon Ibe in training, just a day before Jurgen Klopp took charge for the first time.

He has been sorely missed as well, with the side continuing to struggle to score goals in his absence.

Christian Benteke has also been unable to maintain his fitness and youngster Divock Origi is still very much a work in progress.

Sturridge could be ready for a return to the first side after the international break however, having stepped up his training programme as he aims to return to full fitness, according to the Mirror report.

The striker has reportedly been working outdoors with the club physios and will now progress to running and kicking sessions with the rest of the squad

He could even join in the full contact sessions with the rest of his teammates if things go well in the other sessions, although that is a risk at this moment in time.

If he is able to feature in the full contact sessions that could see him feature against Manchester City after the international break.

That news will come as a major boost to not only Jurgen Klopp but also the Liverpool squad as a whole, with the return of their star striker sure to boost confidence even further.

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