By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Daniel Sturridge could make his Liverpool comeback against West Ham on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp has revealed.

The injury-prone striker is in contention to play in the Premier League clash at Upton Park.

Klopp did not rule out the possibility of Sturridge returning at his pre-match press conference on Thursday. The manager said: “I’m not sure. We have to wait. Maybe.”

This gives hope to the England international, who has been dogged by an array of ailments over the past 18 months and has missed the Merseysiders’ past five matches due to a hamstring strain he suffered against Newcastle United.

Speaking a week ago, Klopp had ruled Sturridge out of Liverpool’s entire festive schedule after embarking on a “little pre-season” lasting up to 10 days.

However, Sturridge had indicated on Twitter that he felt he was fit and available for Wednesday night’s Premier League match at Sunderland, which Liverpool won 1-0.

 

After Liverpool’s victory over Leicester City on Boxing Day, he tweeted: “Perfect gift for Christmas from the boys getting a win.

“On a side note I’m back training and good to go!!”

Divock Origi has been ruled out for three weeks after becoming the latest Liverpool player to suffer a hamstring injury when he limped off 15 minutes into their 1-0 win over Leicester.

With Danny Ings out for the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, Liverpool’s attacking options have been severely depleted.