Liverpool media round-up: Latest Sturridge update, Garcia calls for Firmino patience

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

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is not going to be in contention for the Reds' trip to Old Trafford after the international break, according to the Daily Mirror.

Sturridge arrived back from the USA where he had been doing some rehabilitation after surgery on his hip which meant he missed the back end of last season and the entirety of pre-season. 

The Mirror's report says he will be unable to rejoin first team training until 'the end of the week', and if he gets the all clear to return to full training then he could make his return before October.

Given the lack of pre-season the forward has had, it is unlikely that he will return to the side as a starter, and is likely to be phased back into things. 

Liverpool have loaned young Brazilian footballer Allan Rodrigues de Souza out to Finnish side Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho after finalising a deal to sign him.

The player had been training with the Reds and his signing was confirmed on Tuesday, but Sky Sports has reported that he has been sent on loan to get some experience in Europe.

Former Liverpool star Luis Garcia has told the Liverpool Echo that fans need to give summer signing Roberto Firmino some patience following his signing from Hoffenheim.

The Spaniard clearly rates the Brazilian but warns that they won't see the best of the Brazilian just yet.

He said: “It’s not easy to come into the Premier League and adapt. I think that he’s a very good player but you have to give him time to adapt to the pace of the game, to the players, the different situations in games.

“He’s a player that wants to do things to change games, like Coutinho does at the moment.”

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