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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Rodgers sees red over Sturridge

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised England's handling of Daniel Sturridge after the striker returned to Merseyside injured.

The 25-year-old is likely to be out for a couple of weeks after he strained a thigh during a training session at St George's Park on Friday just over 36 hours after playing 89 minutes of the friendly against Norway. England boss Roy Hodgson was preparing his players for Monday's opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland but Rodgers claimed had Sturridge been with his club he would have been given extra time to recover in the same situation.

"We're obviously disappointed because we feel it was an injury which could have been prevented," said Rodgers. "Clubs work differently to international teams."

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