Liverpool morning news, Henderson a doubt for Palace trip as Sturridge suffers setback

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

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is a doubt for Sunday's trip to Crystal Palace after sustaining a slight hamstring problem on international duty.

England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that Henderson wanted to play in England's 3-1 win over Scotland at Celtic Park last night but decided not to take the risk with the Reds' vice-captain.

Three Liverpool players did feature for England last night as Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling and Rickie Lambert all featured from the substitute's bench.

Henderson's injury adds to another injury setback for striker Daniel Sturridge who broke down in training yesterday with another thigh injury.

Sturridge hasn't featured for the Reds since the end of August. At the start of September he injured the same thigh on international duty - something which manager Brendan Rodgers thought was entirely preventable when the striker should have been recovering.

The striker, who was in line for a return against Crystal Palace this weekend, has been sidelined since with a calf problem and was working his way back to fitness. There was a lot of expectation placed upon the shoulders of Sturridge to help turn around the Reds' stuttering season, as they currently lie in 11th place in the Premier League with 14 points - and are facing elimination from this season's Champions League.

Sturridge is expected to undergo a scan today to establish the full extent of his injury.

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