Pre-season friendlies: Liverpool's commanding win against Bayern Munich marred by Daniel Sturridge injury

London: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was substituted with a thigh injury as the Premier League club beat Bayern Munich 3-0 in a pre-season match in Germany on Tuesday.

Liverpool celebrate after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich in Allianz Arena. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@LFC

Liverpool celebrate after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich in Allianz Arena. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@LFC

Sturridge, whose career has been blighted by a string of injuries over the last three seasons, scored Liverpool's third goal, but immediately pulled up and was substituted in the 87th minute.

"He hurt his thigh. He has really prepared well, really well, so I hope this is just a small injury and that he can play again soon," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told reporters.

"It's a shame and I hope it's nothing serious."

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also scored for Liverpool, who open their Premier League campaign at Watford on 12 August.

The Merseyside club were in early title contention last season, six points behind leaders Chelsea at the halfway stage, but faded to finish 17 points behind the champions in fourth place.


Published Date: Aug 02, 2017 03:38 pm | Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017 03:38 pm


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