Photo: Liverpool teenager delighted to welcome Daniel Sturridge back

Liverpool teenager Jordon Ibe is all smiles as he poses for a snap with Daniel Sturridge during training on Thursday

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Jordon Ibe couldn’t hide his delight at Daniel Sturridge’s return to first-team training ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

The England Under-21 forward has been likened to a hybrid of Sturridge and former team-mate Raheem Sterling, who moved to Manchester City in a £49m deal earlier this summer.

Ibe has started just one game so far this season after he helped Liverpool seal a 1-0 victory over Stoke City before making a handful of appearances off the bench.

And the 19-year-old was all smiles with Sturridge after the Liverpool striker trained with his team-mates after an injury-hit 12 months for the England man.

Ibe wrote on his Instagram page: “It’s Nuttttttzzzzz fam, ohhweee.. @danielsturridge”

Sturridge returned from United States earlier this month after having spent the summer working on his rehabilitation from a hip operation stateside.

The 25-year-old striker endured an injury-hit 2014/15 season after Sturridge was limited to just 12 Premier League appearances, scoring four times for the Merseyside outfit.

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Sturridge hasn’t made a Premier League appearance for Liverpool since a 4-1 defeat by Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in April.

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