Sturridge targets comeback against Crystal Palace

The England international has not played for his club side since the end of August thanks to thigh and calf injuries but expects to be ready to feature at Selhurst Park

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has set his sights on a comeback against Crystal Palace on November 23, declaring: “I’ll be ready”.

Sturridge has not featured for his club since their 3-0 win at Tottenham in late August, missing subsequent action with thigh and calf injuries.

The striker’s initial injury sparked a club-versus-country row after Brendan Rodgers criticised England counterpart Roy Hodgson’s training methods.

But Sturridge – who netted 21 goals in 29 Premier League games last season – featured in training in the build-up to his side’s clash with Chelsea and is targeting the trip to Selhurst Park for his first-team return after the international break.

“I’ll be ready for that one,” he told BT Sport. “God willing, I’ll be ready. I’m looking forward to it.”

Liverpool have sorely missed Sturridge’s goals in his absence, slipping well off the pace of leaders Chelsea after 10 matches.

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