Sturridge injury an anxiety for Reds

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Liverpool are awaiting test results on an ankle injury sustained by Daniel Sturridge whilst playing for England in their 1-1 draw against Republic of Ireland at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Sturridge set up Frank Lampard’s goal, the equaliser for England on 23 minutes, before being stretchered off.

Sturridge later posted a photograph of his ankle strapped up awaiting further scans to determine the extent of the problem.

It will come as a major blow to the 23-year-old striker, who was making just his first start for his country after a fantastic second half of the season following his move to Liverpool in January.

“He’s not going to Brazil,” former Reds boss and current England manager Roy Hodgson told the BBC after the game. “He had a good start and we were sad to lose him.

“He hadn’t played for a while and was carrying a slight injury. I fear it will keep him out for a few weeks.”

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping Sturridge will make a speedy recovery from the injury, with pre-season set to begin on Saturday, 20th July with a friendly in Indonesia.

A simple statement on the club’s official website reads:

Liverpool have confirmed the club’s medical team are assessing the extent of the ankle injury Daniel Sturridge picked up on international duty with England.

Glen Johnson also played a part in England’s dreary draw on Wednesday night, playing the first half of the game, before being substituted for Man Utd’s Phil Jones.

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