Lallana’s second goal of the Reds’ Europa League campaign was quickly cancelled out by FC Sion’s Ebenezer Assifuah as Liverpool failed show conviction in the box to share the points with the Swiss visitors.
Roy Hodgson announces his squad for the October double-header on Thursday, with Sturridge available for an worldwide fixture for the first time in more than a year after two Premier League starts for Liverpool.
“I don’t think there was much doubt that we were capable of performing [that way]”, the defender told Liverpool’s official website.
“We’re disappointed with the result”, the manager reflected at his postgame press conference.
“We have seen from the game at the weekend he is still building his way towards full fitness”, said Rodgers. I will just continue with my work, to implement an idea that we know can win games.
“We had good chances, they weren’t half chances”.
However, Rodgers says he will have no qualms about Sturridge being recalled by his counrty for the forthcoming internationals with Estonia and Lithuania, although he expects Roy Hodgson to handle the brittle centre-forward with care.
He said: “It’s not something I look for”.
Meanwhile, Spanish side Villarreal are at an all-time high heading into tonight’s home game against Viktoria Plzen because for the first time in club history, they lead the La Liga standings.
However, Origi, who cost Liverpool a reported £12m in 2014, is yet to make a Premier League start this season.
The in-form pair now come head-to-head on Sunday as Liverpool travel to Goodison Park with Everton sitting a point and four places ahead of their rivals in the table.
Just get on with it and let’s see what we can do.
“I am immensely enjoying the job, it is a great challenge and it is a rebuilding”.
“It is still very early on in the season and we are making progress as we go along and we have a few outstanding players to come back into the reckoning”.