Daniel Sturridge will miss tonight’s Audi Cup final against Atletico Madrid as he will be rested as a precaution after being substituted against Bayern Munich due to injury.
Although he might have scored an absolute worldie against Bayern on Tuesday night, Sturridge injured his thigh in the process.
The Englishman raced cleared after Ben Woodburn picked out a wonderful through ball on a greasy pitch at the Allianz Arena. Liverpool’s no.15 kept a cool head and lobbed Bayern’s Sven Ulreich but seemed to strain his his thigh muscle as he did so.
The reaction from Liverpool supporters on social media was one of dismay as Sturridge picking up an injury is a familiar sight but the player himself allayed fears after the game saying he believes it’s just fatigue.
According to Liverpool’s official website, “The striker was substituted as a precautionary measure having sustained a thigh injury when scoring in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Bayern Munich.”
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Sturridge will receive treatment today at the club’s training base in Rottach-Egern and although the issue will be monitored, no scans are currently scheduled which likely means that the issue is not so serious.
The last line of Liverpool’s announcement indicates that beyond tonight’s clash with Atletico Madrid, Sturridge is not ruled out of any other fixtures.
Liverpool will take on Atletico Madrid tonight in the final of the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena before flying back to England.
The Reds’ final game of pre-season will come against Athletic Bilbao in Dublin on Saturday before Klopp will train his side for a week at Melwood ahead of the start of the Premier League season.
Watford away is where Liverpool will begin their Premier League season in 10 day’s time.