There is some good news for Liverpool, it is being reported that Daniel Sturridge is set for an earlier than expected return to the side following his hip operation in the USA.
Sturridge was thought to be out of action until November but it sounds as if his rehab is going very well and the striker could be back as early as the Manchester United game on September 12.
Hopefully now Sturridge is over all his injury problems that limited him to only 18 appearances last term. One can only wonder now what kind of a season Liverpool would have had if Sturridge had been fully fit and firing in the goals.
Brendan Rodgers has seemed to have found a solution for the injury prone Sturridge by bringing in Danny Ings and Christian Benteke as striking cover this summer. What will be interesting to see is how Rodgers gets the best out of all his striking options when all of them are fit to play.
A partnership of Benteke and Sturridge seems very lethal on paper but it could be a totally different story on the field. With the way Rodgers has been lining up the side this pre-season, it seems that he will be playing with only one out-and-out striker so the competition for that striking berth is going to be intense.