Liverpool Handed Huge Injury Blow Ahead Of Spurs Game But Sturridge Set To Start

By on February 10, 2015

Liverpool have been handed a huge injury blow with Raheem Sterling set to miss tonight’s huge clash against Tottenham but Daniel Sturridge is expected to start up front, according to widespread reports.

Sterling was forced off during the final stages of Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday evening after suffering a foot injury but Brendan Rodgers told Liverpoolfc.com on Monday that he expected the 20-year-old be passed fit to face Spurs tonight.

However, it appears the injury hasn’t healed sufficiently as the Liverpool Echo are reporting this afternoon that Sterling is set to miss this evening’s clash with Tottenham at Anfield.

BBC journalist Ben Smith also took to Twitter to confirm the news, so it looks like Liverpool will be without one of their key players for what will be a vital game in their hunt to finish in the top four this season.

The good news for the Reds is that the Liverpool Echo also claim that Daniel Sturridge will make his long-awaited return to the starting eleven.

The 25-year-old hasn’t started since a 3-0 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane back in August but having successfully made three substitute appearances in recent weeks after recovering from injury, Sturridge is now set to spearhead the attack tonight.

Adam Lallana is back in contention after missing the game at Goodison while Philippe Coutinho is also expected to shake-off a knock which he picked up on Saturday to start in attack this evening.

Liverpool go into the game four points behind fifth-placed Tottenham while fourth-placed Man Utd are a further point in front, so Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to secure three points over one of their main rivals in order to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive.

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