Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge resumed training on Tuesday.Reuters

Liverpool have only scored 13 goals in the English Premier League so far this season, largely because they had to play most of their matches without their main goalscorer, Daniel Sturridge.

Sturridgehas been out of action since suffering from a knee injury last month. However, the talismanic striker has now declared himself fit and is raring to go for Liverpool.

Such news must have come as a huge relief for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who has had to deploy Roberto Firmino as a false number nine with injuries to several of his attacking players.

Klopp has had to deal with injuries to other strikers Divock Origi, Danny Ings and Christian Benteke, after he took over the reigns as Liverpool manager from Brendan Rodgers. But, Sturridge's injuries have always been a problem that managers have had to deal with.

Sturridge, who started training with his teammates on Tuesday, is enjoying his sessions under Klopp.

"I'm fit and ready to go and it's going to be a great time for me," Liverpool Echo quoted Sturridge as saying. "It's been great under the new manager.

"I've been back training for the past couple of days and I was training when he first arrived. It's an exciting time to be at the club and I'm enjoying working with him and the style of football. It's important for us to understand what he wants us to do."

Though Sturridge might have declared himself fit, one wonders if Klopp will throw the England striker in the mix straight away, even if the match at the weekend is against Manchester City at Etihad stadium. Klopp, if required, could make the best use of Sturridge's skills in the latter half of the game as a super sub.

With Benteke and Origi fit, the best option should be to ease Sturridge back into the EPL.

Sturridge, who has also been one of the key players for England, needs to shine for Liverpool and maintain his fitness with the 2016 European championships in France coming up. If the striker breaks down once again with a similar injury, his Euro dreams might be washed away.

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