Rodgers delivers latest Liverpool injury update ahead of Arsenal trip

Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana could be fit for Liverpool's clash with Arsenal on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers confirms

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana will be fit for Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

The England duo stayed with their club during the recent international break due to hip and groin problems but the pair could be ready for this weekend’s crunch top-four showdown at Emirates Stadium.

We really want to make sure we perform and give ourselves a chance

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Rodgers also confirmed that midfielder Lucas Leiva is in contention to feature for the Merseyside outfit as the Reds look to get their top-four bid back on track following their 2-1 defeat by Manchester United last month.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference at Melwood on Thursday afternoon, Rodgers said Sturridge would be assessed on Friday after returning to training earlier in the day.

ENHANCED ODDS: Arsenal at 5/1 or Liverpool at 12/1

Rodgers said: “Daniel is back training with the team today. We’ll see the reaction of that tomorrow.

“It’s a game we will want to get something from. In terms of the objectives going into the game, it’s no different to what it was before Manchester United, but of course we had a disappointing result and performance last time out.

“We really want to make sure we perform and give ourselves a chance to get a positive result.

“The team is coming along fine. The squad have been away, some of them coming back from internationals, and they’re fine.

“Jordan Henderson is back in and Lucas Leiva is back fit and available to come in from the start. The squad is good.

“Adam will hopefully be training with the team tomorrow and available for the weekend.”

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Liverpool are currently six points behind Arsenal heading into Saturday’s clash in north London. The Reds are fifth in the table and five points behind Manchester United.


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