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Liverpool set for Sturridge boost

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Liverpool could be boosted by the return of Daniel Sturridge quicker than expected after the striker came through an intensive solo training session on Monday, according to the Daily Mail.

Sturridge has missed Liverpool's last nine games after he injured ankle ligaments during training at the end of November and was thought to need a further two months to regain fitness.

Brendan Rodgers' side travel to Stoke on Sunday and the Liverpool boss will be hopeful of Sturridge's chances, given his impressive link-up with Luis Suarez before his absence.

The newspaper reports the England international trained alone at Melwood with head of performance Glen Driscoll and that he could return to full training with the rest of the squad should he suffer no reaction to his initial injury.

Sturridge has scored 11 goals for Liverpool this season, his last strike coming in the 3-3 draw with Everton at Goodison Park on November 23.

Meanwhile, the club is yet to find out the seriousness of the calf injury that saw Daniel Agger limp off in their FA Cup third round win over Oldham.

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