Liverpool morning news, views on Sturridge, more links with Alves

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

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is unlikely to be fit for this weekend's game with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield tomorrow. 

The striker is still recovering from a thigh injury that has ruled out him out of action since the international break in September.

As a result Liverpool have struggled to find any kind of form without their main striker, and manager Brendan Rodgers revealed that he still hasn't returned to full training, according to the Liverpool Echo.

England manger Roy Hodgson has rejected Liverpool's training plan for Sturridge - which allows the striker more time to recover in a bid to avoid such injuries in the future.

Hodgson is quoted in the Daily Telegraph, saying: “I made it very clear to all the players at the start of the week that we’d done quite a lot of two-day recoveries during our time in Brazil and we realised we were just killing ourselves in terms of the training time we have available."

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks over the future of 19-year-old Raheem Sterling in recent weeks, with plenty of talk over whether Liverpool should commit him to a new long-term deal.

Sterling was linked with interest from Real Madrid in a report last week but Rodgers seems to be in no rush to offer the young star an improved deal according to the Daily Mail - having previously cited trying to keep younger players grounded.

Liverpool are said to be on alert for Barcelona right-back Dani Alves according to the Daily Mail, with an interview suggesting he is heading to England.

The Reds are quite well stocked when it comes to right-backs but the Mail seems to think the Reds would be interested in a move for the Barca star.

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