LFC Injury Update: Latest on Lovren, Allen, Can and Sturridge ahead of QPR trip

Brendan Rodgers provided an update on Liverpool’s injured players ahead of the trip to bottom of the table Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On Daniel Sturridge, who has missed the last seven games since suffering injury while on international duty, Rodgers said: “We’ll see how Daniel is tomorrow [Saturday]. He’s training, looking well.”

The boss confirmed that midfielders Joe Allen and Emre Can are back and the duo, along with Serbian Lazar Markovic, took part in full training at Melwood on Friday.

Speaking of Sturridge’s qualities, Rodgers praised: “When Sturridge is playing, he’s one of the top European strikers. It’s important for him to play games to prove that consistently.”

Somewhat bizarrely Rodgers was asked by a journalist for his thoughts on a photo Sturridge posted on Instagram of him with his weekly shopping. “That’s not on!” joked the boss, as he looked bemused by the question.

Perhaps surprisingly, there was also good news with Rodgers revealing that Dejan Lovren should be fit for Sunday’s trip to QPR – that would avoid a centre-back pairing of Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure for the Reds.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Sterling, Sturridge, Balotelli, Jones, Toure, Manquillo, Enrique, Sakho, Lucas, Allen, Can, Coutinho, Markovic, Lambert, Borini.