Daniel Sturridge has been ruled of Liverpool’s trip to Basel after he failed to recover from the hamstring injury picked up during England duty. Daniel Sturridge has missed the last five games for Liverpool due to injury. He is expected to be back against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this weekend.

Mario Balotelli is expected to lead Liverpool’s attack in the absence of Daniel Sturridge. Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini are the other options for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. Coutinho has returned from injury and is expected to start for Liverpool.

Mamadou Sakho has also been left out of Liverpool’s trip to Basel over misconduct. Mamadou Sakho stormed out of Anfield after finding himself not named in the squad by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. The 24-year-old was left out of the match day squad after a couple of poor performances, Rodgers opted for Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel in his starting XI while Kolo Toure was the only centre-back named on the bench. The £18m defender who joined Liverpool from Paris Saint Germain last summer left Anfield before the kick-off and immediately took to twitter to apologise for his actions.

He tweeted: “I really want to apologise to the club, the supporters and every person who felt offended when I left the stadium this afternoon,” he said via his official Twitter account.

“I’m aware that it was a bad choice from my part to go isolating to watch the game!”