Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool striker's injury angers Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers criticises Daniel Sturridge injury

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised England's handling of Daniel Sturridge after the striker was ruled out for up to three weeks.

Sturridge, 25, suffered a thigh strain while training with England last week and missed Monday's Euro 2016 qualifying win over Switzerland.

"We're disappointed because we feel it was an injury which could have been prevented," said Rodgers.

"I think clubs work differently at times to international teams."

Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge played most of England's friendly against Norway

Sturridge, who has played the full 90 minutes in each of Liverpool's three league games this season, was on for 89 minutes of England's friendly against Norway on 3 September.

He suffered his injury in a training session 36 hours after the match at Wembley, which England won 1-0.

"When we look at our players here we look at them individually in terms of what their needs are," said Rodgers.

"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."

Sturridge, who has scored five goals in 16 international appearances, netted 21 times for Liverpool in the Premier League last season.

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