8 Mar 2016

Sturridge remains an important asset for the England national team

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Despite managing only a handful of appearances in the last two years, Daniel Sturridge remains an important asset for the England national team. Manager Roy Hodgson will be hoping to have him fit for the Euro 2016.

This inability to feature regularly for Liverpool in the last few months is a source of concern. Furthermore, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not happy with the player and his injury record. He has openly stated that Sturridge must try to play through the pain barrier in order to get over the fear of being injured once again.

Klopp has appeared to suggest that most of the worries concerned with Sturridge has to do with mental issues rather than physical issues. The 26-year-old is a proven goalscorer at club and international level.

However, he may not be the one to trust at a major tournament and Hodgson is likely to have his options. It's a bit like Hodgson is heading to an Online casino and needs to decide whether to keep hold of his King or his Queen.

Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are among them and they have been in great scoring form in the 2015-16 season. Klopp says that one of the ways to get Sturridge back playing regularly is to handle carefully since he has been suffering from recurrent injury issues. It remains to be seen if Hodgson will heed to the words of the Liverpool boss.

“In the summer, if he’s fit I’d like to have him in the pre-season with us, so it’s not something ‘like’ a pre-season, it ‘is’ a pre-season.It’s not my decision about England. Hopefully at the end Roy can make this decision. That’s the most important thing, because that will mean Daniel is fit, he is playing for us and Roy has to decide whether he can take him. It’s OK. Hopefully we can work for a few weeks and he will be available,” said the Liverpool boss.