Englishman has been in eye-catching form in front of goal so far this season.
Premier League giants Liverpool have suffered a massive blow with the news that key front man Daniel Sturridge will be out of action for the next six to eight weeks after suffering an ankle injury in training last week, according to reports in the Mail on Sunday.
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The in-form England international appeared to have only sustained a badly twisted ankle at Melwood on Friday, with the Reds saying at the time that Sturridge would be assessed further over the next few days before making a decision on whether or not the striker would be fit enough to feature in the club’s Premier League match with Hull City at the KC stadium on Sunday afternoon.
However, Liverpool’s worst fears have now been confirmed after it was revealed that Sturridge, who was seen leaving the club’s training ground in crutches on Friday, has actually suffered ankle-ligament damage and could now be on the sidelines for as long as the next two months.
And the 24-year-old’s injury setback could not have come at a worse time for Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers, whose high-flying side face season-defining Premier League contests on the road against rivals such as Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City in the coming weeks.