Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge returned to full training at the club’s training ground on Thursday – and could even be involved in the squad on Saturday.
The England international last played for the Reds in April and underwent hip surgery in New York in May.
It’s hoped that the latest surgery has fixed his long-running issues, having suffered 15 different injuries since joining the club in January 2013.
Sturridge spent the last three months rehabilitating in the United States and returned to Merseyside last month. He’s spent the last fortnight working on his fitness away from the rest of the squad.
Thursday saw him take part in full training for the first time, joining several new teammates after seven players were signed since he last played for the club.
The 25-year-old has scored 40 goals in 67 appearances for the club.