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Liverpool`s Joe Allen ruled out for up to four weeks

Liverpool suffered a blow on the eve of the new Premier League season as Wales midfielder Joe Allen was ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury.

Liverpool`s Joe Allen ruled out for up to four weeks

London: Liverpool suffered a blow on the eve of the new Premier League season as Wales midfielder Joe Allen was ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury.

Allen suffered the problem in the early stages of Liverpool`s friendly against Swindon last weekend and he was eventually forced to limp off.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, speaking at Friday`s press conference ahead of his side`s league opener at Stoke on Sunday, said: "He will probably miss three to four weeks, which is disappointing.

"He certainly won`t be available for the weekend."

There was better news for Rodgers about Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, who is on course to make his comeback from a hip injury in early September.

Sturridge continues to recover following an operation in Boston to rectify the long-standing hip problem.

He made only 18 appearances last season as he struggled with a succession of injury concerns, with his last appearance coming in FA Cup win at Blackburn in April.

But this week he posted a video of him running and kicking and heading a ball on social media with the message "Closer...".

"Daniel will hopefully be back towards the beginning of September - he`s working very hard," Rodgers said when asked for a Sturridge fitness update.

From Zee News

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