Liverpool vs Tottenham team news: Daniel Sturridge makes first start since returning from injury but Raheem Sterling plays no part

Sturridge starts first match since August - against Tottenham

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Brendan Rodgers has named Daniel Sturridge in the Liverpool starting line-up for the first time since the end of August.

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The England striker last started a match against tonight's opponents, at White Hart Lane on 31 August. Sturridge has played just over an hour of football in three matches since coming back on 31 January.

Sturridge comes into the team for Raheem Sterling who doesn't even make the bench because of a foot injury.

Mauricio Pochettino names the same XI that beat Arsenal in the north London derby on Saturday.

LINE-UPS:

Liverpool: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Sakho; Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Ibe; Sturridge.

Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Lallana, Allen, Balotelli.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Lamela, Dembele, Eriksen; Kane.

Subs: Vorm, Davies, Fazio, Chadli, Paulinho, Townsend, Soldado.

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