Liverpool latest: Daniel Sturridge is ‘heartbroken’ and Brendan Rodgers is as good as Rafael Benitez

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Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their Premier League and Champions League quest by the injury to star striker Daniel Sturridge.

The 25-year-old suffered a thigh injury during a training session at St. George’s Park on Friday while on international duty with England.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City striker was taken for a scan, with The Mirror now claiming that he could be out for three weeks.

Sturridge, who will miss the Three Lions’ opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Monday, took to social networking site Twitter to reveal his disappointment.

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has said that he will help fellow Spaniard Alberto Moreno settle in at Anfield despite facing competition from the youngster.

Moreno, who joined the Reds from Sevilla for a reported transfer fee of £12 million last month, will compete for the left-back spot with the 28-year-old.

‘He's settled in really well. I said to him, from the start it can be difficult for a young player - I remember my first year at Newcastle was really, really difficult for me - but he has something I didn't and that's people here who can speak Spanish’, Enrique told Liverpool’s official website.

‘It's good for him to arrive and get support straight away from people who speak the same language. He is getting his chance and against Tottenham he had a fantastic game - and the goal was brilliant’.

‘Moreno is a great lad as well and I've got along with him from the start’, added the former Newcastle United star. ‘I wish him the best. It's our job and I want to play, that's the reality, but I am going to help him, like I have already, with anything he needs’.

Meanwhile, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has showered praise on manager Brendan Rodgers.

‘Tactically he is very clever, reacts to situations, changes things for the better, see problems and adjusts things very quickly’, the 34-year-old former England international midfielder told American network ABC.

‘In the two years I have worked with him he is up there with the best of them and I've worked with (Rafael) Benitez, (Fabio) Capello, (Roy) Hodgson - big names.

‘He can play any formation he wants to play as he knows he has the personnel and he is not scared to change formation from game to game or tinker with it as the game is going on’.

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