Daniel Sturridge fit to play Crystal Palace, Coutinho and Clyne injured

Daniel Sturridge at Anfield for Liverpool's game against Middlesbrough. LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom.
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Liverpool host Crystal Palace at Anfield this weekend and Daniel Sturridge will be fit for the clash.

Since picking up a thigh injury against Bayern Munich during an Audi Cup match against Bayern Munich, Daniel Sturridge has missed the start of the start of the season but will be fit to face Palace this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed as much to the press. When asked if the Englishman would be fit, the German said, “Daniel yes, I would say.

“Yesterday he was part of the complete session and looked really good, but always after injuries you have to wait to see how the player reacts to this intensity.”

On the other hand, Philippe Coutinho will not be available. The Brazilian handed in a transfer request last week and missed both the first Premier League game of the season as well as the first leg of the club’s Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim.

On Coutinho, Klopp said, “Phil is not available; he is not training so far, so there is nothing new. It is always how it is with injured players, there is no real time on when he is back.”

As much as he will be a miss with his creativity and scoring ability proving the difference against Crystal Palace when the sides first met last season, Liverpool have plenty attacking flair at their disposal without him.

Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are top forwards and Klopp has the option to bring on Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke from the bench.

Klopp also confirms that there is “no change” in Nathaniel Clyne’s injury status and he too will miss the game against Palace but given how Trent Alexander Arnold performed in Germany on Tuesday night, few supporters will miss Clyne.

Alexander Arnold opened the scoring for Liverpool in the first half with a brilliant free-kick, reminiscent of his hero Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool kick off at Anfield 15:00 BST with Crystal Palace making the trip to Merseyside from London.

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.



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