Rodgers hits out at England over Sturridge injury
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his disappointment with England over Daniel Sturridge's injury.
The ex-Chelsea striker has been ruled out for the next two to three weeks after he returned from international duty with a thigh problem, which caused him to miss England's 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Switzerland at Wembley.
With Sturridge set to miss Liverpool's clash against Aston Villa over the weekend and their return to the Champions League next week against Bulgarian side Ludogorets, Rodgers has criticised the Three Lions' handling of the pacy frontman's injury, which he feels could have been easily prevented.
Speaking to TalkSport, the Northern Irishman said: "The only disappointment for us was Daniel Sturridge coming back injured as he had started the season very well.
"We're obviously disappointed because we feel it was an injury which could have been prevented.
"I think clubs work differently at times to international teams. It's more the recovery strategy.
"When we look at our players here we look at them individually in terms of what their needs are.
"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 give them time to recover."
Sources: TalkSport, PA Sport