By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Daniel Sturridge has dropped a major hint to Jurgen Klopp by declaring himself ready to make his latest comeback from injury.

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

Speaking on Thursday, 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 has indicated that he’s fit and available for Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Sunderland.

After Liverpool’s 1-0 win 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 became 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.