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Brendan Rodgers: Injury update on Mamadou Sakho and Daniel Sturridge


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers revealed that defender Mamadou Sakho will be out of action for at least two weeks.

The 25-year-old joins Daniel Sturridge on the sidelines but the Northern Irishman says all injured players are expected to be back in the squad after the international break.

"It's pretty much the same as we were at the weekend apart from that Mamadou Sakho is not here - he has a slight strain, which may have him out for a few weeks," Rodgers said during Tuesday's press conference.

"His injury came in a training session. It's unfortunate - he's just felt a pain in his thigh. He went and had a scan on it which showed he's got a slight tear in there, which will be probably two to three weeks.

"Apart from that [Sakho], the squad is pretty much the same [as against Everton].

"Daniel Sturridge isn't quite available and the others that have been out are still out.

"It doesn't leave us short, we're working with what we've got. We always felt after this next international break we should have everyone back and the group will be up to full strength again.

"We've got some young players who've travelled with us, so it's a good experience for them."

After a hard-fought victory against Ludogorets Razgrad two weeks ago, the Reds face a tricky away game against Basel on Wednesday.

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