The England international looked like his Anfield career was dead and buried last January when he left the Reds for a disastrous loan spell at West Brom, who went on to be relegated at the end of the season.
A permanent transfer to a smaller club seemed certain for Sturridge, who has struggled with a plethora of injuries since Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club in 2015.
But the 29-year-old has worked hard to get back into the reckoning, and his excellent poacher’s header against PSG last midweek marked his return as a serious option for Klopp.
And tonight the ex-Man City striker continued his fightback by reacting quickest to a rebounded Naby Keita effort:
⚽️ Carabao Cup: Liverpool vs Chelsea | D. Sturridge (GOAL) 58' pic.twitter.com/CAXaS5NYiW
— CY☆9NEXUS (@D9INE_NEXUS_) September 26, 2018
Could we soon see Sturridge starting Premier League matches again on a regular basis? What do you think?