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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to miss Bournemouth trip with calf injury

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge in action during his side's EFL Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016
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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will miss Sunday's trip to Bournemouth as he is yet to recover from a calf injury.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Daniel Sturridge will not be in the squad that travels to Bournemouth for Sunday's Premier League clash due to a calf injury.

The England international, who has started just four league matches this season, was absent from the Reds' 2-0 win over Leeds United in the EFL Cup quarter-final in midweek.

The forward has failed to recover at a time when he could force his way back into the lineup due to Philippe Coutinho being ruled out for five weeks with an ankle injury.

Divock Origi could come into the fray as a result of Sturridge's absence, particularly as he scored the opening goal against Leeds at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Adam Lallana has a chance of playing after returning to full training this week, while Roberto Firmino is still suffering with slight pain from a knock, but is expected to feature.

Virgil van Dijk of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom.
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2Liverpool1393132141830
3Manchester CityMan City1393129121730
4Arsenal1384128131528
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs136611910924
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd135531815320
7Everton135441615119
8Watford135351721-418
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10Southampton134541312117
11Stoke CityStoke134451419-516
12Bournemouth134361519-415
13Burnley134271221-914
14Leicester CityLeicester133461622-613
15Middlesbrough132651215-312
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham133371424-1012
17Crystal Palace133282126-511
18Hull City133281128-1711
19Swansea CitySwansea132381626-109
20Sunderland132291223-118