Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is targeting a return to Premier League action against Manchester United early next month, according to reports.
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Sturridge struggled with injury last season and made just 12 Premier League appearances as the Reds slumped to a sixth-place finish.
The 25-year-old’s season was cut short after picking up an injury during the Reds’ FA Cup quarter-final replay against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park as subsequently underwent hip surgery which was due to sideline him until October.
However, The Sun reports the England striker could make the Reds squad for the September 12 trip to Old Trafford to face rivals Manchester United.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City man has worked hard to get back to full fitness after undergoing rehabilitation in the United States and is set to return to training in a fortnight.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has strengthened his attack following a disastrous season, bringing in Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings to help take some of the goalscoring responsibility off Sturridge.
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