Date: 11th September 2014 at 4:06pm
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Brendan Rodgers has revealed Daniel Sturridge could be out of action for up to three weeks, whilst Emre Can is set to miss up to six weeks with an ankle injury picked up whilst on international duty.

The boss also revealed Joe Allen is set to be assessed on a knee injury sustained during Wales victory over Andorra, before Saturday’s game with Aston Villa.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the boss said: ‘It could be up to three weeks (before Sturridge is fit again), which is obviously disappointing. I always tell them to concentrate on their country when they go away.

‘Emre Can could be out for up to six weeks with his ankle when they got 6-0 up. Joe Allen is also a doubt after playing on a dreadful pitch with Wales.’

Sturridge could now miss up to five matches for the Reds, with the injury likely to keep him out of action for the whole of September.

And Rodgers was critical of the way his injury was handled by the England staff.

He said: ‘For us it would have been a recovery day. I speak regularly with Roy (Hodgson, England manager). There is always good communication but I haven’t spoken to him after this round of games.

‘I speak regularly with international managers. Roy has probably been led by sports science department. But you can’t throw a blanket over them. One recovery programme doesn’t fit them all.

‘Luis Suarez, for instance, needed to do extra work on his second day of recovery. It is about maximising his availability.’