Liverpool morning news, Sturridge yet to be ruled out of Villa clash

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool are expected to find out the true extent of Daniel Sturridge's thigh injury with a definitive diagnosis today according to the Liverpool Echo.

The striker ended up returning from international duty early for treatment on the injury he picked up in training with England - which meant he missed out on the national side's 2-0 win over Switzerland last night.

The Echo reports that he hasn't been officially ruled out of the Premier League game against Aston Villa on Saturday evening. 

Jordan Henderson, who was also an injury worry from international duty, played the entire game for England last night and should be fine to play at the weekend providing there are no ill-effects.

The Reds are still concerned with the fitness of Glen Johnson who has a thigh injury, and Martin Skrtel who has a knee problem - but the same report indicates that this weekend could see Adam Lallana make his first appearance for the club.

Striker Fabio Borini explained his reasons for rejecting a move to Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland during the transfer window to fight for a place in the side at Liverpool.

It is thought the Italian was informed that his opportunities would be limited at Anfield this season, but he may be given an opportunity in the near future if Daniel Sturridge's injury is a big enough concern to Brendan Rodgers.

The Daily Telegraph picked up on interview in Italy, where Borini said: "If I stayed at Liverpool it’s because I think I could compete. Of course, there are excellent players here, but you can’t win all the competitions with weak ones. I want to turn the great competition into an advantage and improve day after day."

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