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Daniel Sturridge

25-Year-Old Forward     Liverpool  Premier


England

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  September 1, 1989    Birthplace:  Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  168 lbs    

October 30, 2014    Daniel Sturridge News

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Sturridge continues to recover from his calf injury, but he may not be able to return until after the international break, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Thursday that Sturridge is unlikely to play in the Champions League against Real Madrid next week, and will likely stay back rather than join the England squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovenia and Scotland during next month's international break.

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Daniel Sturridge: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 17, 2014

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Sturridge, who was set to possibly return Sunday against QPR after missing more than a month with a thigh injury picked up while on international duty, has been ruled out for two to four more weeks after picking up a calf injury in training, Sky Sports reprots. "Daniel has pulled his calf," manager Brendan Rodgers said. "He's look at being out for another two to four weeks. It's a big blow as we were looking forward to welcoming Daniel back."

With the new timeline, Sturridge could miss up to seven matches, including two Champions League ties with Real Madrid. Mario Balotelli will likely continue to start up front for the Reds, with Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert also getting time in Sturridge's absence.

October 17, 2014

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Sturridge faces a late fitness test for Sunday's match at QPR due to his thigh injury. "We'll have to see (Saturday) how Dan is," manager Brendan Rodgers said. "We just need to see by tomorrow where he's at and then we'll take it from there."

Sturridge was fully expected to return for Sunday's game following a fairly lengthy layoff from a thigh injury he picked up while training with the England national team back in September. If he is able to return Saturday, it surely doesn't sound like he'll be fit to play a full game.

October 4, 2014

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Sturridge (thigh) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Brom on Saturday.

Sturridge was a long-shot to make the team due to his thigh injury, but he will now get the international break to finish his recovery and he will likely return Oct. 19 against QPR.

October 2, 2014

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Sturridge (thigh) is close to signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.

Sturridge is currently recovering from a thigh injury and will not be part of the upcoming European qualifying matches as a result. The new contract is rumored to be worth 150,000 per week and would tie him to liverpool for multiple years. He has four years remaining on his current contract.

October 1, 2014

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told Roy Hodgson that Sturridge (thigh) will not be fit to play in England's European qualifying matches next week, reports Sky Sports.

The forward has been out since August, and did not travel with Liverpool to Switzerland for Wednesday's Champions League match. Even if Sturridge is able to return to Premier League action this weekend Rodgers warned that he would not be able to play for England.

September 30, 2014

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Sturridge (thigh) "isn't quite available" according to manager Brendan Rodgers as he has been ruled out for Liverpool's Champions League match with FC Basel on Wednesday.

Sturridge will rest his thigh for another few days with the hope of returning for the Reds' Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

September 29, 2014

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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."

It sounds a bit weird that Rodgers considered Sturridge not far away from playing against Everton but that he also wasn't fit enough to even be on the bench. In all likelihood he'll be held out for Wednesday's match with a potential return Saturday against West Brom, though he may be forced to come off the bench.