Sturridge score but injures as Liverpool rout Bayern Munich in Audi Cup

Bayern Munich 0-3 Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge went off with a thigh injury after scoring in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup.

The England striker, 27, scored 15 minutes after coming off the bench by chipping in the Reds’ third goal.

But he immediately pulled up and was substituted on 87 minutes, with boss Jurgen Klopp saying he hoped “it’s nothing serious”.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also scored as Liverpool set up a final against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Mane slotted home the opener on six minutes after a quick breakaway by Roberto Firmino.

The Senegal forward then turned provider when he flicked the ball to Alberto Moreno, and although his effort was saved, Salah was able to nod in from close range.

Bayern offered little in attack but were in their most dominant spell when they were caught on the counter-attack and Sturridge raced forward to add a third before limping off.

Injuries have limited Sturridge to 46 league appearances in the past three seasons.

Speaking after the match, Klopp said: “He hurt his thigh. He has really prepared well, really well, so I hope this is just a small injury and that he can play again soon. “The goal was great and he had a chance just before that. You could see how fast he is.”

Liverpool, who remain unbeaten during their pre-season campaign, will play Atletico Madrid in Munich on Wednesday before their final friendly of the summer against Athletic Bilbao in Dublin on Saturday.

AUDI CUP 2015

Lewandowski celebrates his goal with team mates
Lewandowski celebrates his goal with team mates
  • Robert Lewandowski’s 88th was enough for Bayern Munich to defeat Real Madrid in the final of the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday. Real were without Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • A superb strike from Nacer Chadli and a Tom Carroll goal helped Tottenham end their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win over AC Milan in Munich, finishing third. Spurs, who lost 2-0 to Real Madrid on Tuesday, saw Hugo Lloris make his return from injury at the Allianz Arena against lacklustre Milan.
  • Real Madrid 0 – 1 Bayern Munich
  • AC Milan 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur

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AUDI CUP

Real Madrid's Gareth Bayle (R) celebrates scoring a goal with team mate Marco Asensio during their pre-season Audi Cup tournament soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (R) celebrates scoring a goal with team mate Marco Asensio during their pre-season Audi Cup tournament soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur
  • Gareth Bale was on target as Real Madrid defeated his for former club Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 in the Audi Cup in Munich.
  • Bayern Munich defeated AC Milan 3-0 in the Audi Cup on Tuesday. The scorers were Juan Bernat, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski scored