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Gerrard, Sturridge doubts for England

November 10, 2013
By ESPN staff

Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Michael Carrick all have fitness concerns ahead of England's forthcoming friendly matches.

Steven Gerrard England pre-Montenegro press conference
GettyImagesEngland look set to be without their skipper against Chile.

Liverpool pair Gerrard and Sturridge are struggling with hip and foot injuries respectively, while Manchester United's Michael Carrick has an Achilles problem.

United midfielder Carrick looks set to miss both of England's games against Chile and Germany, although Gerrard and Sturridge could be available for the latter friendly on Nov. 19.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said in the Guardian: "It is something they are going to have a look at. Daniel hurt his foot and I just have to see how he is with the medical guys. Steven was a wee bit stiff around his hip. Again, he needs to be assessed."

Gerrard said: "I've got a bit of a niggle. It's nothing major and I'll get it seen to over the next couple of days and hopefully I can pull through for the England games."

Carrick played the full 90 minutes of United's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday but reportedly left Old Trafford showing signs of injury.

"I have been carrying the injury for a few weeks now," he said. "I was a bit patched up to play. I got through it but it doesn't look too good."

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