Liverpool Suffer Fresh Injury Blow – Attacker’s Season Could Be Over
Liverpool have been dealt a fresh injury blow with the news that Daniel Sturridge has suffered a recurrence of a hip problem and may not play again this season
Liverpool have been dealt a fresh injury blow with the news that Daniel Sturridge has suffered a recurrence of a hip problem and may not play again this season, according to the Guardian.
Sturridge was forced to pull out of the Liverpool squad just hours before Sunday’s Premier League defeat at home to Crystal Palace after aggravating an old hip injury.
The striker missed around two months with the initial injury and had only recently returned for the wins over Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, in which he made substitute appearances.
The Guardian claim that Liverpool doctors aren’t exactly sure how long Sturridge will be out for with this latest injury but there is a fear he could now miss the rest of the season.
Liverpool only have four league games remaining as they look to bounce back from the weekend’s loss to Palace and secure qualification to the Champions League next year.
However, Sturridge is now certain to miss this weekend’s trip to Watford and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to get himself fit to feature in the remaining games against Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough.
The news means Sturridge may have played his last game for the club as the 27-year-old is being strongly tipped to leave Anfield at the end of the season following another hugely frustrating campaign.
The England international has started just five league games this season – scoring 2 goals – with Jurgen Klopp opting for a front three of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané for much of the season.
This latest setback could be the final straw for Klopp as understandably he’s become frustrated at dealing with Sturridge’s injury problems and it seems likely the striker will find a new club this summer.
It’s another headache for Klopp to deal with during the closing stages of the campaign as Sturridge joins Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan and Danny Ings on the treatment table.
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