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Liverpool's Sturridge a doubt for England

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could miss England's friendly with Brazil this coming week.

The 23-year old, who scored in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday, is in doubt for the Three Lions' meeting with Brazil on Wednesday because of a thigh problem sustained in the Etihad Stadium clash.

"He got a knock just before half-time on his thigh and he wanted to give it a go in the second half," said Red boss Brendan Rodgers.

"I think he will be a doubt for the game on Wednesday, which is unfortunate because he was terrific today.

"His hold-up play, movement and pace was a real threat, and combination with Luis Suarez, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson up front was outstanding.

"He is just with the medics at the moment and he will have a chat with our doctors and he will speak with the England set-up.

"They might want to have a look at it but at the moment he is obviously struggling."

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has already been withdrawn from the England squad after injuring his ankle in his side's 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.

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