Daniel Sturridge has been injured almost non-stop for what seems like an eternity, and hasn’t played a game since April 8th. The England international looks set for a return to action soon though, and has resumed training ahead of our clash with Manchester United, as reported by BBC.
He struggled with injury last season in particular, and even when fit, he was unable to make much of an impact. He was barely able to string two games together over the course of the campaign, and consequently couldn’t find his form.
Our attack struggled as a result, and our season unquestionably ended up being more than a little disappointing. In 2013-14 we had a lethal forward line, and although Luis Suarez was a large part of that, Sturridge himself managed 24 goals in 33 appearances.
It didn’t help that our other options going forward last season consisted of Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, Fabio Borini, and a certain money hungry Manchester City man.
We’ve gone a long way towards addressing our issues up front, with the likes of Danny Ings, Divock Origi, and Christian Benteke arriving at the club.
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It would still be a huge boost to have Sturridge back in the side though, as he would offer us a slightly different dimension. He’s unquestionably the fastest of our current forwards, and is arguably the best finisher too.
The clash with Manchester United is likely to be too soon (via BBC), but hopefully he returns to action sooner rather than later.