Daniel Sturridge looks ahead to Liverpool v Manchester United

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge believes that the Reds’ game against Manchester United in the US will be a ‘great’ one.

Daniel Sturridge was sent back to England from Liverpool’s US tour because of injury.

The England international striker suffered a hamstring problem before the Reds’ clash against AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.

This means that the 24-year-old will miss the Merseyside outfit’s final against arch-rivals Manchester United on Monday (local time).

The former Manchester City and Chelsea striker is understandably disappointed to sit out the match, but has said that he is going to watch the game from England.

It may only be a pre-season encounter between Liverpool and United at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, but as Sturridge suggests, it will be fiercely contested.

United have looked very impressive in their pre-season matches so far under new manager Louis van Gaal, whose 3-5-2 system has gone down well with his players.

Liverpool have also progressed well during their tour of the US, as they continue to recover from the loss of star striker Luis Suarez.

The Uruguay international moved to Barcelona for a reported transfer fee of £75 million earlier this summer and has left a huge role in manager Brendan Rodgers’s attack.

The final between the two teams promises to be very exciting and intriguing, but perhaps it would be wise not to read too much into the outcome or the performance. After all, at the end of the day this is a friendly match.

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