Daniel Sturridge has vowed to come back stronger than ever when he returns to the Liverpool starting line-up later this month.
The striker has missed the last few weeks with a thigh injury he suffered on international duty with England in September and the Reds have undoubtedly felt his absence, winning just one of their four Premier League games without him, a stat reflected in the betting with them now 36.00 to claim the title.
Part of their problem has been to do with scoring goals, with summer signing Mario Balotelli proving typically frustrating, while Fabio Borini still seems someway short of the level required at Anfield.
Finding the net is something Sturridge has only got better at in recent years, scoring 28 times last term for both club and country as his performances for Brendan Rodgers’ men saw him earn a regular place for England and play a key role in their ultimately disappointing World Cup campaign.
Despite his lack of recent action, the striker is still priced as the 20.00 third favourite to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer and the former Chelsea man has now promised to rediscover his best form and help reignite the Merseysiders’ ailing season.
“Can’t wait for these moments again,” he wrote while captioning a montage of himself on his personal Instagram page. “Winning games and scoring goals is the motto. Don’t think people realise how hard it is mentally being injured.
“I’ve had a lot of time to reflect. Can’t wait to be back!! Best feeling is to be playing football and I take it for granted when your fit.”