Daniel Sturridge Could Play First Game Since Leaving Liverpool In Europa League Clash On Thursday

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on January 7, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Daniel Sturridge could be set for his first game since leaving Liverpool when Trabzonspor take on AEK Athens in the Europa League second-leg clash on Thursday at the Akyazi Stadium.

Turkish-Football spoke to Trabzonspor regarding when they expect Sturridge to make his debut.

Trabzonspor revealed that Sturridge managed to keep himself match-fit despite leaving Liverpool as a free agent at the end of July.

The England international has been involved in first-team training this week and head coach Unal Karaman is considering starting him against AEK.

Sturridge is likely to be in the matchday squad even if he does not start and is expected to make an appearance.

The 29-year-old’s last appearance was for Liverpool in the 3-2 victory over Newcastle United on 5 March 2019.

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The last time the striker scored was against Burnley on 3 October 2019 in the Premier League.

Sturridge is free to play after being fined £75,000 and banned for six weeks – with the final four weeks of the ban suspended – after being found guilty of giving his brother inside information on a possible move to Sevilla in January 2018.

The FA appealed the decision calling for the suspension to have been at least six-months according to The Guardian.