Liverpool team news v Augsburg: Sturridge fit, mixed news on midfield duo

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given a fitness update ahead of Thursday’s first leg of our Europa League last-32 tie with Augsburg in Germany.

The German confirmed to the club’s official website that Kevin Stewart has suffered a training-ground ankle injury and is awaiting the results of a scan.

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Adam Lallana, arguably Liverpool’s best performer throughout the Europa League group stage, will also miss the fixture at WWK Arena with a calf problem.

But midfielder Lucas Leiva is in the frame again after recovering from the hamstring injury which sidelined him from Sunday’s 6-0 win over Aston Villa.

Klopp, who lost his last game against Augsburg in charge of Borussia Dortmund, told “Lucas is back fit but not Adam – he has no chance for Thursday’s game.”

According to the Echo, striker Daniel Sturridge is expected to feature after scoring on his first Premier League start since October in the Villa Park drubbing.

Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi are in contention to play after recently returning from their own injury layoffs, giving Klopp an array of attacking options.

There was no word on Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel or Dejan Lovren, who we can assume are still unavailable after failing to make the squad for the trip to the Midlands.

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