Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Slams The England National Team

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The Northern Irishman unhappy with Sturridge’s treatment.

There was bad news for Liverpool during the international break as striker Daniel Sturridge suffered a thigh injury whilst away with England and could miss their next five matches.

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Manager Brendan Rodgers is understandably unhappy with these developments, but has also criticised the Three Lions for they way they dealt with his player and that the problem could have been prevented.

“We’re obviously disappointed because we feel it was an injury which could have been prevented,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“When we look at our players here we look at them individually in terms of what their needs are.

“Fast players would have a second day recovery while other players can work on that day.

“When you are that type of quick player like Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and boys like Danny Welbeck you need to recover them.”

This is clearly a sly dig from the Northern Irishman at the setup under Roy Hodgson compared to his own, which in fairness the 41-year-old may have a point about.

With a small squad last season the Reds managed to finish in second place in the Premier League and almost win their first English title since 1990.

This was because injuries were kept to a minimum and Rodgers seems to feel that if Hodgson took the same care Sturridge would not now be sidelined for what is expected to be around three weeks.

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