Tuesday 12 December 2017

Daniel Sturridge and apologetic Mamadou Sakho don't travel to showdown with Basle

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool, with Daniel Sturridge
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Liverpool, with Daniel Sturridge

Carl Markham

Striker Daniel Sturridge has not made Liverpool's Champions League trip to Basle after failing to recover from a thigh strain in time.

The England international has missed five matches with the problem and while he is edging closer a return he will not be risked for the Reds' second match in Group B and he was not on the team flight which left Liverpool at lunchtime.

It is also understood defender Mamadou Sakho has also not travelled to Switzerland.

The France centre-back stormed out of Anfield on Saturday after not being selected for the match-day squad to face Everton at Anfield in the Merseyside derby, although he subsequently issued an apology.

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