Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge plays down injury concerns

Daniel Sturridge declares himself "raring to go" and plays down the seriousness of his foot injury ahead of Germany friendly

Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge Photo: Nike

Daniel Sturridge has declared himself “raring to go” and played down the seriousness of his foot injury ahead of England’s clash with Germany on Tuesday.

The Liverpool striker picked up the problem during the Reds’ 4-0 victory over Fulham at Anfield last weekend but has insisted that he is fit and available for selection ahead of the friendly clash at Wembley.

“I am raring to go, the pain is not too bad,” Sturridge told a news conference. “It’s not a serious injury – the pain’s not too bad.

“Every game we play in is important for us, it’ll be a tense game, I’m looking forward to it.”

Sturridge also vowed to give his all as he stakes his claim for a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad travelling to next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

“There are two games before the selection [for the World Cup squad], it is important everyone stakes their claim, and when an opportunity comes you take it,” he continued.

“I’m just working hard, I’m not put pressure on myself, the manager is there to make the decision, I will just work hard and train hard and hope I’m in the team.

“If I can remain fit I’m sure the opportunity will be there and I’ll be able to take them. I’m not worrying about anything other than playing football.”

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