Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge has returned to full training at Melwood after finally getting over his latest injury problem.

Sturridge has not played for Liverpool since his substitute appearance in early December, where he came off the bench during the loss at Newcastle United.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo’s Neil Jones, the 26-year-old took full part in a session today which included all of the players who did not start in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday evening, and he came through it unscathed.

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Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp has been firm on his stance regarding the availability of Sturridge in terms of featuring back in the first team. He has always insisted that the former Chelsea and Man City man will not be considered for selection until he participates in full training sessions at Melwood.

This was the first of such sessions, and while Sturridge has an outside chance of featuring in this weekend’s clash with Sunderland and Tuesday’s FA Cup replay at Upton Park, the Valentine’s Day clash at Aston Villa could be a more realistic return date, provided he stays injury free.