Liverpool Injury Update: Latest On Gerrard, Sturridge, Allen & More
Liverpool take on Oldham at Anfield on Sunday in their FA Cup third round clash. Here’s a team news update including the latest on Gerrard and Sturridge.
Liverpool take on Oldham Athletic at Anfield on Sunday afternoon in their FA Cup third round clash.
Ahead of the game, assistant boss Colin Pascoe has been speaking to the media at the clubs weekly press conference and he gave LiverpoolFC.com a team news and injury update including the latest on the fitness of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan and Joe Allen.
Sturridge has been out for some time with an ankle injury but Pascoe confirmed the striker is stepping up his rehabilitation in training and should be back within 7-10 days.
Midfielder Allen is also closing in on a comeback and the Welshman could be back in contention in two weeks along with defender Jon Flanagan, who has been on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Captain Steven Gerrard has been out since picking up his own hamstring problem against West Ham in early December, but the midfielder returned with a second half substitute appearance against Hull City on Wednesday and Pascoe confirmed the skipper is ‘raring to go’ against Oldham this weekend.
He told the clubs official website:
“He’s [Sturridge] out there training and continuing his rehab. He’s looking good, but we’ve just got to assess it day-by-day and hopefully it won’t be too long.
“Daniel will hopefully be back within a week or 10 days, Joe Allen within 10 days or a fortnight. There’s Jon Flanagan as well. They’ll all be coming back.
“You will get injuries at any club, but unfortunately for ourselves, we’ve had a couple close together. Daniel has been out, Stevie’s been out. But we’ve played well. It’s not a big squad, but sometimes when you get a tight squad together, you work hard.
“That’s showing with results and it’s great that Stevie has come back now. Daniel will be back soon. Jon Flanagan has been playing so well, it was unfortunate he got injured.
“So it will be three or four players, hopefully, in the next week or 10 days that come back.”
“Steven’s raring to go. He’s trained well. He had just less than half an hour the other day and he’ll be available as well. We’re pleased that Steven has come back and he’s raring to go.”
Brendan Rodgers is expected to make some changes to his starting eleven for the game with the likes of Luis Suarez likely to be rested.
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