Sturridge missed Monday’s defeat to West Brom with a thigh strain and, along with Coutinho, was ineligible for the trip to St. Petersburg in the Europa League. His return will be a massive boost for Brendan Rodgers – whose side lacked a clinical forward in both defeats this week.
While midfielder Coutinho could build on the 10 minute cameo appearance he made for his debut, with Rodgers saying the player is “in his thinking”.
“He’s come in and has needed a bit of time to adapt to a new way of working and a new life” explained Rodgers at his press conference at Melwood on Friday. “But you can see the kid’s qualities. He’s got good experience for a young player.
“Over the next couple of days I’ll take my time and have a think about [whether he will start]. He’s certainly got the qualities to come into the group and he knows the way of working.”
Rodgers also confirmed that Agger will be fit for the game. He didn’t travel to Russia but not due to injury.