Roy Hodgson appears to have irked a number of Premier League managers with his decision to opt against calling up Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge for England’s upcoming EURO 2016 qualifiers, according to the London Evening Standard.
The Reds striker is currently recovering from a thigh injury suffered during his last spell with the Three Lions set-up, which angered Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers.
The Northern Irishman was livid with the way in which his striker picked up the problem, suggesting that the England camp ignored the strict training regime Sturridge is on to minimise his susceptibility to fitness concerns.
Rodgers hinted earlier this week that his star would not be risked by Hodgson after a conversation between the pair, even though he could take part in Liverpool’s weekend clash with West Brom.
And now an insider has revealed that the actions of the England gaffer could have a knock on effect on his future squad selections:
“This is a deal that could undermine England completely.
“Every manager in the Premier League will now be thinking they can refuse to release their players for international duty — and then go ahead and pick them for their club a couple of days later.”
Sturridge, 25, has missed Liverpool’s last six games thanks to the injury, which is thought to have put a strain on Rodgers and Hodgson’s relationship.
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