​Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has flown home from the squad's training camp in La Manga, Spain due to a virus, the ​Liverpool Echo have reported.


The England international did not train on Thursday due to illness and a decision was made to send him home to recover. Sturridge felt unwell prior to the flight to Spain on Wednesday but travelled regardless in hope of feeling well enough to train later during the trip.

However, the club's medical staff assessed the 27-year-old and decided he would not take part in any part of the training. Liverpool are hopeful Sturridge can return to training next week, when the Reds will be back at their Melwood training base.


The squad are in La Manga until Sunday and trained as normal on Friday morning. The illness is the latest setback for Sturridge, who has endured a disappointing season thus far. 


The former Chelsea forward has made 14 Premier League appearances this season, figuring mainly as a substitute and scoring twice.

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Sturridge's main source of goals this season came during the EFL Cup, netting four goals in four appearances, but Liverpool's run in the competition ended with defeat over two legs against Southampton in January.


Sadio Mane is currently Liverpool's leading scorer in the Premier League this season with 11 goals, while Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have also impressed in attacking positions, restricting Sturridge's appearances.


Sturridge last appeared for Liverpool during the 2-0 loss at Hull earlier in February, while he also contributed an assist in the FA Cup defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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