Liverpool to ‘miss’ duo
JAMES Milner and Daniel Sturridge could miss Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Arsenal tomorrow due to injury, manager Juergen Klopp said yesterday.
Sturridge, who has made just 18 league starts over the past two seasons, picked up a hip injury ahead of last Saturday’s friendly against Barcelona, and Milner sustained a heel problem during the 4-0 victory over the Spanish champions.
“(Sturridge) had a few days where he couldn’t train and that’s not too good for the Arsenal game but we have other players who are available,” Klopp told reporters.
Milner, who has announced his retirement from England international duty, made 28 league starts last season. He captained Liverpool against Barcelona before being replaced after 42 minutes. — Reuters
points last season.
“As everybody knows, we finished last season with a good record and the new manager is trying to start this year as we ended the last. We have the players and we have the quality to do so.” — AFP