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Reds striker Sturridge is facing FA charge for betting breaches

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association's betting rules, the governing body has announced.

The FA said Sturridge's alleged breaches were in relation to passing on information about players, managers, team selection or disciplinary matters, which was not publicly available at the time.

"Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA's Betting Rules, specifically in relation to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of January 2018.

"He has until 6pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to respond to the charge."

A Liverpool spokesman commented that the former England forward had co-operated fully "throughout this process" and "stated categorically that (Sturridge) has never gambled on football".

The Liverpool spokesman added: "As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment."

Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in 2013, and had a brief stint with West Brom at the end of last season on loan.

The 29-year old has also won 29 caps for England.

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