Sturridge Injury Irks Rodgers, Striker Out for About Three Weeks

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge could be out for ‘up to three weeks’ with a thigh injury.

Sturridge, 25, suffered a thigh strain while away with England last week and was sidelined from Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier win in Switzerland.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised the national team’s handling of the player’s situation.

“It is individualised here and for him (Sturridge) to pick up a thigh injury when he did was disappointing for us,” Rodgers said in his press conference on Thursday.

“Knowing Daniel Sturridge well, you can’t throw a blanket over them all and think one recovery fits everyone.

Sturridge has played the whole 360 minutes of Liverpool’s three Premier League games so far this season. He was on for 89 minutes of England’s friendly win against Norway on September 3.

Daniel Sturridge Converts a header from Close Range Against Southampton on Opening Day of the Season. Image: Getty.
Daniel Sturridge Converts a header from Close Range Against Southampton on Opening Day of the Season. Image: Getty.

He suffered his injury in a training session 36 hours after the 1-0 win over Norway in Wembley.

“I think clubs work differently at times to international teams,” he opined.

“When we look at our players here we look at them individually in terms of what their needs are.

“With Daniel, it would have been a recovery day (if he was with Liverpool). Fast players would have a second day recovery while other players can work on that day.

“When you are that type of quick player like Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck, you need to recover them.”

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