Liverpool have been handed a huge boost ahead of the January transfer window, with Daniel Sturridge set to return from injury shortly after the new year.
Sturridge has been absent from the first team for Liverpool for an extended period of time, having suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with England.
The Reds have suffered in his absence, and currently sit tenth in the Premier League after yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.
Martin Skrtel rescued a points for the Anfield club late on in the clash with the Gunners yesterday, scoring a header after Liverpool had been reduced to ten men following the red card to substitute Fabio Borini.
Sturridge’s absence has coincided with a run of poor attacking displays from Brendan Rodgers’ side, who have created chance after chance but struggled to convert them.
Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, summer buys, have been profligate in the league.
Rodgers has now been boosted by the news of Sturridge’s return, telling the press: “[His return] will be just after the Christmasperiod.
“The first stage of his rehab was in Los Angeles, he’s gone to Boston and he will move on to a specialist facility there and hopefully in the early part of the new year he will be back.
“Some point in January we will get him back and that will be really exciting for this team.”