Sturridge (thigh) faces a late fitness test ahead of Liverpool's Champions League match against FC Basel on Wednesday. "He wasn't really close for (Saturday's Premier League match against Everton)," manager Brendan Rodgers said Monday. "We needed to see if he could train on the Friday, but I got the message on the Thursday night that he would struggle, so he wasn't really close to playing. I'll see how he is (for Wednesday). He wasn't far away for Everton, but he certainly wasn't fit enough to be on the bench."