Liverpool media round-up, Sturridge fitness update, Reds monitor Malaga starlet

Daniel Sturridge

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

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be fit for the side's trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend, according to the Daily Mirror.

Sturridge was reportedly set for a month out after sustaining a hip injury in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United before the international break. As a result, he missed international duty and was allowed to return to Melwood for treatment.

The Mirror's report says the prognosis is 'better than expected' for the weekend, but the decision to start against Arsenal will ultimately be left to Sturridge himself.

If Sturridge doesn't start, the likelihood is that Raheem Sterling will lead the line for the Reds, whose future at the club is still clouded with speculation as contract talks with the club have been put on hold until the summer.

But Sterling says he wants to focus on his football, and is quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “We’ve been in great form in recent weeks and I am just trying to contribute as much as I can to obviously help the team get into the top four. But I think we are more than capable of doing that.”

The Daily Mail has linked the Reds with another young signing, saying they are monitoring 16-year-old Jose Luis Zalazar, known as Kuki.

Chelsea and Manchester City are also said to be interested in the striker, and is reported to have a release clause of around £4.4 million.

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