Aston Villa entertain Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League and the manager – Remi Garde – Must be cursing the Gods above.
For what seems like an eternity Liverpool have limped along with a squad depleted of its best players through injury and only in the last week have they begun to return.
Sturridge, Coutinho and Origi all made appearances in the narrow FA Cup loss to West Ham and if it wasn't for some profligate finishing they would have been through to the next round.
Sturridge looked like a player in a class of his own. Head and shoulders above every one else. How Liverpool have missed the England striker.
Whether he starts or not against Villa is open to question but he will certainly have some part to play in the game.
A front three of Coutinho, Firminho and Sturridge would strike the fear into any defence in the land let alone the defensive calamity that is Aston Villa.
The returning players also mean that Klopp is able to strengthen the whole team. The trickle down effect means that Lallana may start from the bench with Milner, Can and Henderson making up the midfield.
Has Stewart done enough to play himself into contention for this game? His tenacity and smart passing certainly caught the eye against the Hammers and he would be a candidate to replace Can in midfield.
It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Lucas started again in defence. He was man of the match against the Hammers and his positional sense was exemplary. This may be a position he can play long term. With Caulker, Lovren and Skrtel all injured he may be pressed into service once again.
Until now we've seen a Liverpool team that can play a bit lose or draw games that they should have won due to having no strikers on the pitch. Or players worthy of that tag.
That's all about to change and if Sturridge stays fit Liverpool look like a different proposition from the toothless team that has a -2 goal difference so far this season.
Last week I bet on Liverpool to beat Sunderland and it was looking good until the Kop walked out on 77 minutes and the defence went with them.
This time I'm fully expecting them to put Aston Villa to the sword.