Liverpool latest: Sturridge speaks on injury woes, World Cup goalkeeper linked again

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The struggles of new strikers Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have been exacerbated by the absence of Daniel Sturridge. The England international has been out of action for almost two months now, and the former Chelsea forward admitted that it could be a hereditary issue that keeps him on the sidelines so regularly.

"I play my game as best I can, but I've been unfortunate this season," Sturridge told talkSPORT. "Maybe it's my body type, maybe it's hereditary."

"Both my uncles had injuries, and my dad had them as well. Maybe it's the Caribbean vibes, maybe I have speed but maybe it makes you more vulnerable because of the fast twitch muscles and the speed in which you're moving."

"I am vulnerable to muscle injuries. As long as I continue to work hard everything will take care of itself," he added.

The Reds performed a superb turnaround against Swansea City on Tuesday night, with goals from much-maligned duo Balotelli and Dejan Lovren scoring to put Brendan Rodgers' men through into the next round of the Capital One Cup. Croatian defender Lovren has struggled since arriving from Southampton, but admitted his delight at scoring the winner.

"It was a great feeling to score at the end," he told the club's official website. "It was a relief because we deserved a win. When I saw the statistics, they had five shots on goal and we had 20, so we completely deserved the win."

Meanwhile, the transfer rumour mill continues to churn out speculation regarding Liverpool. This time, it's regarding the goalkeeping situation at Anfield.

Ex-Barcelona star Victor Valdes had been linked with a move to Merseyside but has since gone on trial with Manchester United, and with Simon Mignolet needing someone to challenge him, reports in Spain suggest that Rodgers could rekindle his interest in Malaga's Guillermo Ochoa, who was linked with Liverpool in the summer after a sensational World Cup campaign with Malaga.

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