Let’s hope Sterling doesn’t miss too many games…
Liverpool’s assistant manager Colin Pascoe has given a fitness update ahead of our FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace at the weekend, on skipper Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge and Kolo Toure, who’s returning from the African Cup of Nations.
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“Unfortunately, he felt his hamstring just towards the end of the game. He’s having a scan this morning and we’re just waiting for the results to come back on that one.”
“We’re monitoring Raheem. He was gutted he missed the game the other night as he wasn’t available. We’re just monitoring him and seeing how he is.”
“He’s desperate to play 90 minutes. He didn’t want to come off. We knew up to 70 minutes was his maximum. Anything more than that then you’re overstepping it and he could pull a muscle.
“We knew that Mario would be coming on for the last 20 minutes. It’s a progression with Daniel – we can’t push him too much at the moment. We’ll monitor him and see how he is and how he’s training.
“He’s recovering at the moment. He’s feeling great and he’s feeling well. We’ll have to talk to the sports scientists, but we don’t want to push him; we don’t want to break him. But he’s not far off 90 minutes.”