LONDON: Liverpool’s England centre-forward Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of betting rules by the Football Association.

The charge relates to the period of January 2018 and the 29-year-old England international has until 6pm on November 20 to respond.

A Liverpool spokesperson said Sturridge was cooperating with the authorities.

A statement noted: “Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so.

“Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football. As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”

FA rules prohibit players and coaches from betting on any football activity or providing non-public information to any other person that is then used for betting.

Sturridge has scored four goals in 12 appearances this season for Liverpool.

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