After a disastrous World Cup campaign, its vital England do well in Euro 2016 in France. But first qualification is the first hurdle to jump, and despite winning by far their hardest game of the group, a 2-0 win away at Switzerland, there is still a long way to go, and potential banana skins along the way.
In order for qualifying for the competition being the main priority and to do as efficiently as possible, all of England’s best players must be available for selection. However, according to Liverpool gaffer Brendan Rodgers, striker Daniel Sturridge is staying firmly in Merseyside, saying he’s not playing his country even when he is eventually fit.
Here are the best tweets in reaction to Rodgers’ comments…
— WereIntoStoppageTime (@WIStoppageTime) October 1, 2014
I agree with Brendan Rodgers, Sturridge won’t be fit and Liverpool FC are bigger than England. They injured him last time #bbcsportsday
— Steven McNamara Ⓥ (@stevenmcnamara7) October 1, 2014
Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers tells Hodgson he can’t pick Daniel Sturridge even if fit haha
— Jay.Jay (@raptorrapied) October 1, 2014
If LvG or SAF before said an #mufc player can play on the weekend but not England, like Rodgers/Sturridge has, media would have a field day
— Manchester United (@WorldManUtd) October 1, 2014
I think it's great how Rodgers has finally stood up to Hodgson and told him that he can't have Sturridge for the upcoming international.
— Suso (@ItsSusoSimple) October 1, 2014
So Rodgers has come out and said Sturridge is fit to play this weekend but not for England next week? Desperate springs to mind. Bell.
— Kyle Arthur (@Kyle_Arthur) October 1, 2014