Liverpool morning news, Hodgson criticises Reds' methods, Fowler praise for Sterling

Roy Hodgson

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

England manager Roy Hodgson has threatened to cause another club-versus-country row with Liverpool by openly questioning the Reds' training methods.

The Three Lions' boss rested teenager Raheem Sterling after he revealed he complained of tiredness - which many think has left the youngster hanging out to dry.

Hodgson is quoted in several sources this morning, questioning why Liverpool give some of their players two days recovery after a match.

He said: "I don’t think there is a lot of medical evidence to support the ‘two day recovery’. So if you want to, you might want to research that one.

“Certainly, the Germans who you admire so much – they don’t do it. That is for certain."

Hodgson has said he will speak to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers about the situation.

Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler has praised Raheem Sterling for being more of a team player and letting them know of his situation.

Fowler told the Liverpool Echo: “For a lot of players the priority is just getting caps and goals. Raheem was more concerned about three points and a win for England.

“As he didn’t feel 100%, he didn’t think he was able to go out there and play the way he wanted. England would have basically been playing with 10 men.

“It was very honest of him to say to the manager ‘I’m tired, I don’t think I can give you my best’. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you feel tired you aren’t going to perform to your maximum.”

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