Sturridge is down and out again
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