England star Daniel Sturridge has been sent home from Liverpool’s Spanish training camp, after picking up a virus.
The Reds have a free weekend after their FA Cup exit to Championship side Wolves, and their next game is not until 27th February against Leicester City.
Sturridge flew to Spain on Wednesday, despite not feeling at one hundred per cent.
He was forced to sit out Liverpool’s first full day of warm weather and remained at the team hotel on Thursday after medical staff decided it was best he didn’t train.
It is another blow in a disappointing season for Sturridge, who has only managed fourteen appearances so far this term, scoring twice.
Liverpool are due to fly back to England on Sunday, where Sturridge will hope to return to training next week.
A statement on Liverpool’s official website read: “Daniel Sturridge will return home from Liverpool’s midseason training camp in La Manga on Friday due to a virus.
“The striker joined his teammates on the trip to Spain earlier this week eager to participate in the daily double sessions, despite feeling unwell.
“However, Sturridge’s condition hasn’t improved and he will fly back to Merseyside today before resuming training at Melwood as soon as he is well enough.”
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75