Liver­pool to ‘miss’ duo

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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

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