Daniel Sturridge ready to face Germany

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England striker Daniel Sturridge is fit for England's friendly against Germany, and is "raring to go" ahead of Tuesday's clash at Wembley. 

The 24-year-old Liverpool forward missed the 2-0 defeat by Chile on Friday after picking up a foot injury, but has recovered and is expected to return to action for the visit of the Germans.

Sturridge said: "I've had a lot of treatment last few days, I've been working hard to make sure I'm okay.

"It's not a serious injury so I'm hopeful that it doesn't continue to linger on. I've been playing with it for the past couple of games and it's been hindering my performance.

"But I had a scan and I'm ready to go, I'm delighted the pain's not too bad and I'm looking forward to it."

Germany meanwhile will be without some star players after manager Joachim Low confirmed that Arsenal's Mesut Ozil along with Bayern Munich pair Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer will all be rested.

Although Low's options certainly are not limited, with the likes of Bayern attackers Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze, plus Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus all set to feature.

The German boss said: "They are the absolute backbone of our team and, for me, it is more important to give others a chance against such a strong team as England."

Sami Khedira was already absent with a knee injury, after he picked up a horrible looking knee injury against Italy on Friday. Although Low has said he will try: "new tactical variations and personnel"

Khedira, 26, could be out for six months, putting his World Cup place in doubt yet Low still believes he could make the squad.

Low said he was "optimistic" the Real Madrid midfielder would be fit in time for the tournament, which officially kicks off in June.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker joins Khedira on the sidelines after he missed the 1-1 draw with Italy on Friday because of illness.

As for England, defender Phil Jones will miss the game because of a groin problem.

The 21-year-old Manchester United player hobbled off in Friday's loss and has returned to Old Trafford. Team-mates Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck were already ruled out through injury.

But England boss Roy Hodgson will hope he can call on some of the players who missed the Chile game, with his side still set to come up against a strong Germany team.

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker could recover from injury in time to be available, whilst skipper Steven Gerrard and forward Rickie Lambert will be assessed when they report back to England's base in Watford.

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