Liverpool are poised for a major boost with striker Daniel Sturridge set to return to action against Crystal Palace following the latest international break.
The 25-year-old England international has been sidelined since early September due to thigh and calf injuries, but is expected to be in contention to feature against the Eagles at Selhurst Park on Sunday November 23.
And Reds team-mate Raheem Sterling cannot wait to welcome back Sturridge, who netted 21 Premier League goals last season as Liverpool came within a couple of points of being crowned champions.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “It will be a massive boost to have Daniel back playing. We have missed him and the more quality players you have fit and available the better.
“He gives us that threat in the box and he scores goals. We’re all really looking forward to having him back in the team.”
Liverpool are priced at 1.71 to defeat Palace a week on Sunday and are 2.86 to win to nil in South London.
Sturridge formed a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez last season, with the duo scoring 52 Premier League goals between them, before the latter left in a big-money move to Barcelona.
The Reds have struggled for goals this term, with Sterling their leading league goalscorer with three to his name, while Steven Gerrard
(two) is the only other player to have found the net more than once for Liverpool in the league this term.
Summer recruits Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have both yet to break their Premier League ducks for the Reds.