Stur­ridge is down and out again

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PEOPLE -

LIVER­POOL striker Daniel Stur­ridge has suf­fered an­other in­jury set­back af­ter a foot prob­lem picked up in train­ing ruled him out of a re­turn against Girondins Bordeaux in the Europa League.

The Eng­land in­ter­na­tional, 26, had just re­cov­ered from a knee in­jury which left him on the side­lines since Oc­to­ber 4 and hoped to fea­ture in the game with the French side at An­field.

“He trained in the morn­ing, then we went to the ho­tel, Daniel was with us but then he had to leave for an­other scan. We have to wait for the re­sults,” Liver­pool man­ager Jurgen Klopp said.

Stur­ridge, who com­plained of dis­com­fort in his foot, has made only three ap­pear­ances this sea­son and 18 in 2015. He scored twice in a 3-2 Premier League home win over As­ton Villa on Septem­ber 26 but has yet to fea­ture un­der Klopp.

● Stoke City cen­tre back Philipp Wollscheid will un­dergo a late fit­ness test ahead to­day’s Premier League visit to third-from-bot­tom Sun­der­land, man­ager Mark Hughes said. Stoke sit in 11th place in the ta­ble and have the fourth-best de­fen­sive record in the league this sea­son, con­ced­ing just 12 goals in 13 games.

Much of that is down to Wollscheid and cap­tain Ryan Shawcross, who re­turned to the team at the end of Oc­to­ber af­ter a three-month in­jury lay­off. – Reuters

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