24 Feb 2017

Confirmed: 'Phenomenal' £30m Liverpool star forced to miss training; double injury blow for Klopp

Liverpool appear to have injury worries ahead of Monday's Premier League clash with Leicester City.

Earlier this week, Dejan Lovren flew to German to consult a specialist about his ongoing knee issue, and according to the Liverpool Echo

"Dejan Lovren and Daniel Sturridge...sat out training at Melwood on Thursday. Sturridge is still hampered by the virus which led to him being sent home early from La Manga. The England striker wasn’t well enough to train and will be assessed again on Friday".

Sturridge - recently hailed by Steven Gerrard as 'phenomenal' - hasn't trained all week, so he will almost certainly miss the Leicester game. It seems strange that his virus has lasted this long; Ragnar Klavan was also recently sidelined with (presumably) the same virus, and according to Klopp, he 'lost some weight' as a result, but he still made the bench for Liverpool's game against Spurs.

As for Lovren - he has also missed several days of training, as well as the La Manga training camp, so he's unlikely to be in match-fit condition. Luckily, Liverpool have ample cover for both players, and with 16 days of recovery time, the squad should be in tip-top shape for Monday's must-win game.

^ Lovren: Cost Liverpool £20m. Sturridge: £30m-rated


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