Pascoe gives latest Liverpool injury update ahead of Oldham clash
Daniel Sturridge is on course to return to first-team action in around 10 days, Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe reveals
Daniel Sturridge is on course to return to first-team action in around 10 days, Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe has revealed.
The England international has not featured for the Reds since the 3-3 draw at Everton on 23 November due to an ankle injury but has returned to training as he continues his recovery.
You will get injuries at any club, but unfortunately for ourselves, we’ve had a couple close together
Meanwhile, Pascoe also confirmed that midfielder Joe Allen (abductor) and defender Jon Flanagan (hamstring) remain sidelined ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Oldham at Anfield.
“He’s out there training and continuing his rehab,” Pascoe said of Sturridge. “He’s looking good, but we’ve just got to assess it day-by-day and hopefully it won’t be too long.
“Daniel will hopefully be back within a week or 10 days, Joe Allen within 10 days or a fortnight. There’s Jon Flanagan as well. They’ll all be coming back.
“You will get injuries at any club, but unfortunately for ourselves, we’ve had a couple close together.
“Daniel has been out, Stevie [Gerrard] has been out. But we’ve played well. It’s not a big squad, but sometimes when you get a tight squad together, you work hard.
“That’s showing with results and it’s great that Stevie has come back now. Daniel will be back soon. Jon Flanagan has been playing so well, it was unfortunate he got injured.
“So it will be three or four players, hopefully, in the next week or 10 days that come back.”
Pascoe also revealed his delight at having captain Gerrard available for selection again after the England international recovered from a hamstring problem.
“Steven’s raring to go,” he said. “He’s trained well. He had just less than half an hour the other day and he’ll be available as well. We’re pleased that Steven has come back and he’s raring to go.”