Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stated he is ready to give another chance to Daniel Sturridge as the striker impressed him in pre-season.
Sturridge went to West Brom on loan in January but was injured early on and managed just six appearances.
With 12 months left on his contract, it seemed his career at Anfield was coming to an end.
However, he looked sharp in five friendly matches and Klopp, who became frustrated by the player’s unavailability last season, is prepared to give him a last chance.
“We’re not in doubt – and nobody was ever in doubt – about his quality,” Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.
“In this moment he looks really good, to be honest. That’s cool – really cool for him and cool for us.
“(It’s) a very important moment for him. I am in talks with him, what he feels.
“I don’t want to make him the most physically strong player in the squad or whatever.
“The most physically strong player in the squad cannot play football like Daniel Sturridge and he has no possibility to be that, to be the marathon man of the team, but he can be a very decisive player.
“It’s a good moment and hopefully it will stay like that.”