What’s wrong with Sturridge…?
Brendan Rodgers reckons there is something up with his star striker Daniel Sturridge.
The 23-year-old came off the bench to score Liverpool a vital late equaliser in the Merseyside derby at the weekend, but wasn’t deemed fit enough to start the match from the outset.
“I am looking at him in training on Friday and he is not right,” Rodgers said.
“Whose responsibility is that? It is the association, the player. All I can do is look and assess who will give me absolutely everything when they go out on the field.”
Sturridge played 90 minutes against Germany in a friendly for England last Tuesday, but looked totally off the pace.
Whether Roy Hodgson was right to give an injured the player the full 90 is very much debatable.
“We had a game against a massive rival away from home. I need everyone as close to 100 per cent as I possibly can. He is clearly not,” continued Rodgers.
Sturridge now has a week to recover and train before a Premier League tie away to Hull City.