Liverpool boss Rodgers hits out at England over Sturridge injury
Brendan Rodgers criticises England's handling of Daniel Sturridge after Liverpool's striker picked up thigh injury
Brendan Rodgers has criticised England’s handling of Daniel Sturridge after the Liverpool striker picked up an injury on international duty.
The Reds forward returned to Anfield with a thigh strain suffered in training ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with Switzerland on Monday.
We feel it was an injury which could have been prevented
And the Liverpool manager was less-than-pleased by the national team’s handling of the 24-year-old forward during the international break.
“The only disappointment for us was Daniel Sturridge coming back injured as he had started the season very well,” Rodgers told talkSPORT.
“We’re obviously disappointed because we feel it was an injury which could have been prevented.”
Rodgers, who is likely to be without Sturridge for at least two weeks, continued: “I think clubs work differently at times to international teams.
“It’s more the recovery strategy. When we look at our players here we look at them individually in terms of what their needs are.
“Fast players would have a second day recovery while other players can work on that day.
“When you are that type of quick player like Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and boys like Danny Welbeck you need to recover them.
“He [Sturridge] has worked so hard over pre-season and looked very fit and strong in our last game against Tottenham.”