Liverpool batters Bayern, Sturridge plays down injury

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Liverpool gave its supporters plenty of cause for excitement with a thorough and convincing win over Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup on Tuesday.

Sadio Mane scored before his audacious back heel pass helped set up Mohamed Salah for a goal, and Daniel Sturridge scored a cute chipped goal late to give the Reds a 3-0 victory and passage to the Tuesday’s final versus Atletico Madrid.

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Sturridge caused some concern when he needed a substitution following an apparent hamstring injury shortly after scoring, but he insists he’ll be just fine. That’s good news considering Liverpool camp has been raving about his form. From The Liverpool Echo:

“It just a little bit of tension kicking off,” the striker explained. “I’ve done a lot of running and a lot of work. We train on the morning of the games. I think it’s just a bit of fatigue to be honest. I’ll be okay.”

The 27-year-old forward bagged seven goals in 27 appearances last season, and is three seasons removed from his 21 goal campaign in 2013-14. Sturridge, however, made 20 PL appearances and 27 total last season, his most since that campaign.