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Liverpool Duo Major Injury Doubts To Face Leicester City
Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Dejan Lovren remain major doubts for Monday’s Premier League clash with Leicester City after missing training today, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Sturridge returned home early from Liverpool’s warm weather training camp in La Manga, Spain, last Friday after being struck down by a nasty virus.
The 26-year-old was ordered to rest at home while the rest of the first team squad remained in Spain with the hope that he’d be ready to return to training at the start of this week.
However, the virus has proven difficult to shift as the Liverpool Echo claim that Sturridge hasn’t trained all week and was still unable to return to full training at Melwood today.
Sturridge will be assessed again on Friday but time is running out for him to prove his fitness and get himself in contention for a place in the squad for Monday’s trip to the King Power.
In a double blow, the Echo also report that Lovren sat out training today as he continues to recover from a knee injury which has seen him miss the last two matches.
Lovren was only initially expected to be out for a matter of days after picking up the injury earlier this month but it’s turned out to be more serious than the Liverpool medical team had anticipated.
The Croatian international was sent to see a specialist in German earlier this week with the hope of getting to the bottom of the issue but Lovren remains a major doubt for the Leicester game after failing to make training this afternoon.
We’ll have to wait and see how the duo recover over the coming days but Lucas Leiva is on stand-by to deputise at the back alongside Joel Matip if Lovren is once again ruled out.
The Brazilian midfielder has filled-in during the last two games against Hull and Tottenham so Jurgen Klopp is likely to call on him again if Lovren doesn’t prove his fitness.