Liverpool team news: Big-named duo sidelined and third ace in battle to face Burnley
By Matt Farr
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson will both miss Liverpool’s clash with Burnley on Sunday.
As quoted by Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce on his personal Twitter account, Klopp revealed that the big-name duo were both unavailable for selection.
Klopp: "Sturridge and Henderson both not available. Firmino is struggling a bit. He couldn't train. We have to wait."
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) March 10, 2017
Klopp also admitted that he would continue to monitor the fitness of attacker Roberto Firmino, who has not been able to train due to a minor injury struggle.
Firmino, 25, has been an extremely valuable player for Liverpool this season, and has spearheaded the attack for much of the campaign.
The Brazilian has scored 10 goals and supplied seven assists in all competitions this season, including a goal and an assist in Liverpool’s last outing against Arsenal.
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His potential absence against Burnley could be a significant blow, with Klopp instead likely to turn to Divock Origi to lead the line.
As for Sturridge and Henderson, the pair have had very different roles in the first team throughout the campaign.
Henderson remains a key member of Liverpool’s midfield unit, appearing ever-present before his foot injury at the end of last month.
Sturridge, on the other hand, has fallen out of favour under Klopp, who has grown frustrated at his continued injury problems.
The England international has appeared in just 14 Premier League games this term, starting only five.
Liverpool can extend their grip on the top four and their lead over rivals Arsenal with a win over Burnley at Anfield on Sunday.
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