Sturridge has made his long-awaited return to full training, as he steps up his recovery following surgery on his hip this summer.
This could see him make a surprise appearance in Saturday’s top-four clash away to Manchester United.
“Liverpool will assess Sturridge’s reaction before taking a decision on whether he be involved against Manchester United on Saturday,” Hunter writes.
“But the 25-year-old’s availability comes at an important time for Rodgers with his side short on Premier League goals and entering a hectic period.”
But, after missing much of the 2014/15 season through injury, the manager would be right to practice caution with his star striker.