DANIEL STURRIDGE is set to miss England’s friendly with Brazil on Wednesday.
The Liverpool striker scored his fourth goal in six games for the club in yesterdays’ 2-2 draw at Manchester City but suffered a thigh injury in the game.
There were spells in the second half when Sturridge was clearly struggling with the knock but still lasted until the 90th minute before being substituted.
The 23-year-old was called up to the England by national boss Roy Hodgson for Wednesday’s game at Wembley but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers doesn’t rate his chances of taking part.
“He got a knock just before half-time on his thigh,” said Rodgers. “He wanted to give it a go in the second half but he will be a doubt for the game on Wednesday.
“It’s a shame because he was terrific, a real threat. His hold-up play, pace and combination with Suarez and Downing up front was outstanding.
“He’s going to have a chat with our doctors and they will speak with the England set-up. They may want to have a look at him to see how serious it is but at the moment he’s obviously struggling.”
Rodgers will face an anxious wait to see if the injury threatens Sturridge’s participation in Liverpool’s next game, at home to West Brom next Monday night.