Liverpool media round-up, injury and suspension worries, fan who restrained Balotelli

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

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has withdrawn from the England squad with a hip injury last night according to several reports.

Sturridge played the full 90 minutes and scored in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday. The injury is not thought to be serious as a result but he will miss England's games against Lithuania and Italy - along with Adam Lallana.

The striker is not the only injury worry for the Reds ahead of the international break. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is likely to have a scan on his ankle while with the Belgian national side, and defender Dejan Lovren will not be playing for Croatia during this period according to the Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool's worries are not just injuries as defender Martin Skrtel was charged by the FA for an alleged stamp on Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Reds have already lost Steven Gerrard for three matches after the international break because of his dismissal for a stamp on Ander Herrera in the defeat to United, and the Slovakian could face the same punishment for his actions later on in the game.

One of the memorable images from Sunday's defeat at Anfield was Mario Balotelli being held back by a member of the crowd after he was involved with a challenge with Chris Smalling.

The Liverpool Echo interviewed the fan in question, Shaun Leatherbarrow, who said: “I could tell from Mario’s body language he was ready to react and I knew he’d already had a yellow card.

“I was saying ‘calm down, leave it, leave it and he was saying ‘OK, OK’."

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