Laudrup 'surprised' Sturridge is fit

Michael Laudrup admits he is surprised to hear Daniel Sturridge is set to feature for Liverpool against his Swansea side, so soon after withdrawing from England duty.

I was a little surprised. We talk about a young player, a huge talent, and I am sure he would have played in a crucial game (for England) the other day.

But he was injured and yet 48 hours later he is fit to play against us.

But when we talk about England and young players and the importance of the game (in Ukraine), I was surprised to read less than 48 hours after such a crucial game that he is fit to play against us.

I thought there were some rules that if you were injured you couldn't just play with your team three of four days later.

– Swansea manager Michael Laudrup.

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