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Liverpool Dealt Huge Injury Blow Ahead Of Man Utd Clash

Liverpool have been handed a major injury blow ahead of their clash against Manchester United with Daniel Sturridge ruled out of the trip to Old Trafford

Liverpool have been handed a major injury blow ahead of their clash against Manchester United with Daniel Sturridge ruled out of the trip to Old Trafford, according to the Mirror.

Sturridge was initially expected to be on the sidelines until November following hip surgery at the end of last season but the striker has made a swift recovery and has been stepping up his rehabilitation at the clubs Melwood training base in recent weeks.

Liverpool had hoped the 26-year-old would be able to resume full first team training this week which would have put him in contention to make his long awaited return against Man Utd next Saturday.

However, the Mirror claim that Sturridge’s return has been put back with the striker now not expected to rejoin full training until next week at the earliest meaning there is no chance he’ll play any part at Old Trafford.

The news will come as a major blow to Brendan Rodgers as I’m sure he would have loved to have had Sturridge available against their fierce rivals, even if it was to hand him a cameo off the substitutes bench.

The Reds boss is already without influential attacker Philippe Coutinho following his dismissal against West Ham and with Sturridge now also ruled out, it looks like the onus will be on summer signing Christian Benteke to provide the goal threat up front.

If Sturridge is able to take part in full training after the international break next week, the Mirror says he’ll then target a first team return by the end of the month. Liverpool entertain Norwich City on September 20 before welcoming Aston Villa to Anfield the following week so the striker will be hoping to play some part in those games.

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  1. Darren

    September 3, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Is Daniel Sturridge in his right frame of mind since Luis Suarez left Liverpool? He had been injured for one season. Is he a asset or liability to the owner?

    If he was fit for just 1/3 of last season, Liverpool wouldn’t be in 6th position. No doubt he is a good player as I cannot place him in best player position. A player who cannot contribute to the club is considered a liability eventhough he is a good player. In long run, no club is willing to get him as he is tagged as “sick bedded” player.

    Every player has a tenancy of injury, but if the good player can just play 1/3 (12 matches) of the season, it’s worthy as asset. The money is well paid by the owner to this player.

    On top of this, money has been paid to give him the best treatment. Then, I would question how best is best or the club “professional” doctor is a “fringe” doctor too. A good or rather best doctor is able to get the injured player on the field in a short period of time recovery. Otherwise, why spend money for treatment on top of the injured player pay.

    The contract of this player is running out day by day. Could be injured for the whole contract? Why waste this money till the contract ended?

    Oh ya! The club is filthy rich. This money wasted is nothing to them.

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