Klopp hails Sturridge return

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is delighted to have striker Daniel Sturridge available for selection again and says it would be 'perfect' if he can stay fit for the foreseeable future.

Sturridge has started just five Premier League games so far this season, but recently returned to full fitness following a slew of unfortunate injuries.

The timing could not have been more perfect for the Reds with Saido Mane's recent departure for Gabon to represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations leaving a big hole in their front line.

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"If Daniel is fit are there ever any arguments here about his quality? 'No'," said Klopp. "If he stays on this fitness level and improving as he always should, that is perfect.

"It is perfect news for him and for us that he can perform. It would be cool if we could speak like this for the next few weeks and months."

"It would be fantastic and sometimes you need to feel lucky with timing," Klopp said.

"Sadio is away, Philippe (Coutinho) is on the way back (from injury) and Daniel is already back. That helps and I hope it stays like this for him."