Sturridge & Lallana could play against Arsenal – Rodgers

The striker returned to training on Thursday following a hip injury, while the winger, who is nursing a groin problem, will train with the squad on Friday

Brendan Rodgers is confident Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana will be available for Liverpool’s Premier League meeting with Arsenal on Saturday.

Sturridge was ruled out of England duty with a hip injury and was considered a doubt ahead of the Merseysiders’ trip to the Emirates Stadium.

But the 25-year-old, who has scored four goals in 13 appearances since returning from a five-month layoff in January, took part in full training on Thursday.

Lallana also pulled out of Roy Hodgson’s squad with a groin injury but the winger is due to resume training with the squad on Friday.

“Daniel is back training with the team today. We’ll see the reaction of that tomorrow,” Rodgers told reporters.

“It’s a game we will want to get something from. In terms of the objectives going into the game, it’s no different to what it was before Manchester United, but of course we had a disappointing result and performance last time out.

“We really want to make sure we perform and give ourselves a chance to get a positive result.

“The team is coming along fine. The squad have been away, some of them coming back from internationals, and they’re fine.

“Jordan Henderson is back in and Lucas Leiva is back fit and available to come in from the start. The squad is good.

“Adam will hopefully be training with the team tomorrow and available for the weekend.”

Liverpool’s currently sit fifth in the Premier League, five points behind fourth-placed Manchester United and six behind Arsenal, who are in third.

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