Liverpool media round-up: Sturridge to be left out of England squad, Teixeira confident of chances

Daniel Sturridge

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

England manager Roy Hodgson is set to resist picking Daniel Sturridge for England for the final Euro 2016 qualifiers next week, the Daily Mirror reports. 

Sturridge has made two appearances since returning from a hip operation and found the net twice at the weekend in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has given him the all clear to be selected by the national side but has warned he is not yet fit to play two games within four days.

He's quoted, saying: "We have just got to make sure that we don’t break him at this stage. He is recovering from the game at the weekend and he is still building himself towards fitness. But what he gives us is that real quality in the final third.

“I haven’t spoken with the FA. I wouldn’t have any concern about him being selected. Daniel is back in the fold now and he is obviously one of the top English strikers."

Joao Carlos Teixeira has revealed he stayed at Anfield this summer because there may be opportunities to shine for the Reds.

The Portuguese star impressed during pre-season as he recovered from an injury he picked up during his loan spell at Brighton last season. 

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: "There are so many games to play over the course of the season in the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup, so I’m hopeful that I will get some chances and the opportunity to play minutes in some of these games.”

Liverpool are in Europa League action against Sion at Anfield tonight with several changes expected to be made to the starting line-up with the Merseyside derby in mind on Sunday.

One man expected to get an opportunity is Joe Gomez, who has made six appearances for the side this season, his last coming in the European opener against Bordeaux, and has said he has learned from being thrown into first team action. 

He's quoted in the Echo, saying: “It was challenging playing those games before that at left-back but I learned a lot and I think that experience will help me when it comes to playing in the middle. Coming into the club, I was just so happy to play.

“I had aspirations to be in the team but I thought I might have to be patient and bide my time, It’s great to have a manager who gives young players a chance,

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