Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge ‘raring to go’ ahead of West Ham clash

Daniel Sturridge is looking forward to his return to action

Daniel Sturridge says he is raring to go ahead of Liverpool’s clash against West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds striker has stepped up his return from a thigh injury over the past week after he joined his Liverpool team-mates for training at Melwood.

I’m ready now – it’s been a long time coming

Daniel Sturridge

Sturridge wasn’t ready to feature against his former club Chelsea in the Capital One Cup mid-week, but Brendan Rodgers hinted the striker could feature against the Hammers.

Unsurprisingly, the England striker can’t wait to take the pitch again after missing almost five months of action due to a series of calf and thigh problems.

Speaking about his potential return this weekend, Sturridge told Liverpool’s website: “I’ll be excited, I’m sure I will.

“It’s a moment I’ve been waiting for for a long time and I’ve missed playing, so I will be excited whether it’s this weekend, or the game after that or beyond that. Whenever it is, whenever the manager decides to choose me to have some involvement, I’ll be raring to go.

“I’ve been champing at the bit, as they say! I’m ready now – it’s been a long time coming, but I am happy with how everything has gone and I am looking forward to it.”

Sturridge hasn’t played for Liverpool since a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in August.

The Liverpool forward scored his only top-flight goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over Southampton on the opening day.

Sturridge completed a move to Anfield from Chelsea in a £12m deal in January 2013.

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