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Sturridge Absent from First La Manga Training Sessions

The Liverpool striker isn’t fit to take part with the rest of the first team in Spain.

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If it wasn’t for bad luck, sometimes it seems as though Daniel Sturridge would have no luck at all. After briefly looking one of England’s best strikers, he’s spent the past three seasons either injured or out of form, and it’s starting to feel as though his moving on from the club in the summer is an inevitablity.

Now, it turns out he’s missed Liverpool’s first day of training camp in La Manga after contracting a virus. He is not expected to be ready to take part in training tomorrow, though the medical staff reportedly are hopeful that he could be well enough to be involved later in Jürgen Klopp’s Spanish workcation.

Liverpool will be in La Manga until Sunday, before flying back to Liverpool and their own beds in the evening following a full final day of training sessions and team bonding exercises. Sturridge will, hopefully, be able to take part in some of the activities on Saturday and Sunday.

Sturridge isn’t the only first team player not taking part, though he is the only one in Spain who isn’t training. Dejan Lovren and Marko Grujic both stayed behind to rehabilitate their injuries at Melwood, though both are expected to be fit and ready to train again next week and could face Leicester City on the 27th.

Also left behind were Danny Ings and Ovie Ejaria, who are both expected to miss the rest of the season. In their place, Klopp brought along youngsters Ben Woodburn, Connor Randall, Harry Wilson, Conor Masterson, and Yan Dhanda.

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