Daniel Sturridge has given Liverpool fans a massive boost ahead of Manchester City clash
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he is “fit and ready to go” in order to revive his Anfield career.
Sturridge returned to training earlier this week after recovering from a knee injury, the latest in numerous injury setbacks over the last 15 months.
Saturday's trip to former club Manchester City is likely to be too soon for his comeback. The England striker is yet to play for Jurgen Klopp but he says he is close to a return.
“I’m fit and ready to go and it’s going to be a great time for me,” said Sturridge.
“It’s been great under the new manager. I’ve been back training for the past couple of days and I was training when he first arrived.
“It’s an exciting time to be at the club and I’m enjoying working with him and the style of football. It’s important for us to understand what he wants us to do.”
Sturridge says he is encouraged by what he has seen under the new manager.
“I was on the outside but it was great to see the boys win at Chelsea," he said.
“We had a disappointing result last time out against Palace but it’s important to move on.
“The Premier League is the best league in the world in terms of competitiveness. There are teams up there this season you wouldn’t have expected.
“It’s up for grabs this season, there isn’t a real favourite. It will come down to who can be the most consistent.”