Matt Le Tissier questions Daniel Sturridge fitness for England

Daniel Sturridge

The Liverpool striker still has people questioning his fitness.

Matt Le Tissier has questioned on Sky Sports whether Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has the fitness to play regularly in a tournament.

The forward has battled back from another long-term injury to return to the Liverpool first team this season.

He has remained fit since but still there remain questions about whether his fitness can be relied upon in future.

He is expected to be a part of England’s squad for Euro 2016 this summer, as Roy Hodgson looks likely to take five strikers to the tournament in France.

Le Tissier though, has questioned whether his body will allow him play regularly in a tournament format, although he admits he has him in any squad he would choose.

“Welbeck would have been my other striker if he was fit and I think it's a blow that he isn't able to make it,” he told Sky Sports.

“Sturridge is ironically the benefactor after he was ruled out. I doubt whether his body would allow him to play regularly in a tournament format but he's certainly got the ability to make him a real asset to the squad.”

The good news for England is that they can afford to keep Sturridge as a back up option at best because of the striker options they current have.

Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane have been in sensational form this season leading the goalscoring charts, while there is also Wayne Rooney to consider.

That leaves Sturridge down the pecking order, which may actually be an ideal situation given his injury record.

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