PHOTO: Liverpool star Sakho cleans out Sturridge in training

Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho cleaned out teammate Daniel Sturridge with a strong challenge in training.

Ahead of the Premier League’s final round of matches this Sunday, Liverpool trail behind league leaders Manchester City by two points, and the Citizens know only a point at home to West Ham United will be enough to win the title due to their vastly superior goal difference.

Nevertheless, Liverpool will fight until the last minute and they will be keen to put Newcastle United to the sword at Anfield and end the season on a high.

Goals have been easy to come by for the Reds this season, and with Newcastle United heading to Merseyside on the back of four straight defeats, Liverpool’s SAS strike duo – who have scored 52 Premier League goals between them - will fancy their chances of adding to their season tallies.

In the final training session ahead of tomorrow’s game, however, Daniel Sturridge’s likely participation was put under threat as he was cleaned out by defender Mamadou Sakho’s bustling challenge.

The 6ft 2inch 24-year-old centre-back has the build of a bulldozer, and the French international is one of the last players you would want to come up against in a 50-50 challenge.

Daniel Sturridge was the unfortunate recipient in training, though fortunately for the player and boss Brendan Rodgers, no damage was done as the England international striker is said to have laughed it off.

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