By Matt Farr
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set to return to first-team training on Tuesday ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester in a week’s time, according to a report.
The 27-year-old was forced to sit out of Liverpool’s La Manga training camp with a virus, but is now set to make his return to the squad for the session at Melwood.
The Liverpool Echo understand that the setback was similar to that of team-mate Ragnar Klavan a week earlier, which left him unable to train and losing weight.
However, with Sturridge now back in the frame, Jurgen Klopp has almost a full squad at his disposal as the club prepare to take on Premier League champions Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Monday.
The England international was an unused substitute during Liverpool’s recent victory over Tottenham, and he has been restricted to cameo appearances in three of his last four matches.
He has not started a Premier League game for the club since the 2-2 draw with Sunderland on January 2, having featured more regularly in the cup competitions this season.
From his 21 appearances in all competitions – of which just nine were starts – Sturridge has scored six goals.
Defender Dejan Lovren also missed Liverpool’s training camp in Spain, and has flown to Germany to see a specialist regarding his knee injury.
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