Sturridge suffers injury setback


Daniel Sturridge will not be available for Liverpool's League Cup semi-final first leg at Stoke after suffering a minor setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury in training.

The striker, 26, has been blighted by injuries, making only 19 appearances last season and six this campaign.

"Daniel had some problems and could not make a session and we had to wait a day," said Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

He has only one fit striker with Divock Origi and Danny Ings also injured.

Klopp added: "What Daniel has to do at this moment is hard work to be prepared for the things we make in a football game. He had the last complete pre-season a long time ago.

"In pre-season we load our bodies with strength, energy, all we need for the games and then the problems start.

"It would be easy for me to say 'Come on, let's try, we have problems, we don't score enough goals, let's see what will happen' but we have to wait and be patient."

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is likely to miss a second match with the recurrence of a foot problem and fellow midfielder James Milner is still struggling with a calf injury.

Source: Stoke City v Liverpool