Liverpool’s Sturridge a doubt for England

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

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Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has already been withdrawn from the England squad after injuring his ankle in his side's 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.

 

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