Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has been handed a major injury boost in his loan spell at West Brom.
Baggies caretaker manager Darren Moore has confirmed that Sturridge, 28, could be back in his squad for their clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday after spending the last six games sidelined with injury.
The England international moved to The Hawthorns on loan in January but has only managed to make three appearances before suffering yet another injury.
Now it seems that the Liverpool striker is available to play this weekend, ending what has been a miserable spell on the sidelines for West Brom.
“Nacer [Chadli] and Sam [Field] are back in training. Sturridge is back in training too which is excellent for us. All three are quality players. They could all be part of the squad,” said Moore, as quoted on Albion’s official Twitter account on Friday.
DM: "Nacer and Sam are back in training. Sturridge is back in training too which is excellent for us. All three are quality players. They could all be part of the squad."#WBA pic.twitter.com/7qH9As815G
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 13, 2018
The Mirror has previously reported that West Brom paid £1.5million for Sturridge’s short-term loan, as well as his £120,000-a-week wages to make him the highest paid player at The Hawthorns.
Football Insider verdict
Sturridge’s loan spell at West Brom has been a disaster. The Baggies made a huge risk in signing the striker in January when his injury record was well documented. Had he stayed fit, Sturridge may have helped them a lot in their fight against relegation. However with him out on the sidelines, Albion have lost all but one game and are now just weeks away from having their drop confirmed. It’s all looking very bleak at The Hawthorns at the minute and Sturridge may struggle to play for a decent team next season if Liverpool do not want him back.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are on the verge of signing an attacker from this second-placed club.