Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is expected to miss at least a month of action after it was revealed he suffered a torn hip muscle against Manchester United last week.
(Graphic) Daniel Sturridge’s FOURTEEN injuries since signing for Liverpool
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Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge out for a month with ANOTHER injury
The 25-year-old had only recently begun to show signs of returning to full fitness in the last couple of games, scoring two in his last four apperances for the Reds after , missing five months of the season because of an ongoing thigh problem.
He is expected to miss a crucial part of Liverpool’s run-in, including a trip to in-form Arsenal on Saturday week, then the FA Cup quarter-final replay against Blackburn Rovers the following Wednesday.
The news will also come as a bitter blow for manager Brendan Rodgers, who will also be without skipper Steven Gerrard and centre back Martin Skrtel through suspension while there are injury doubts over Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling.
Here is how a selection of fans have reacted to the news of Sturridge’s latest setback:
So Sturridge injured again, could be 4 weeks out? Is it time #LFC looked elsewhere for a striker?? I know I’m losing patience!
— Mark (@2pintWonder) March 27, 2015
So Sturridge is injured again… Seriously?
— ???? (@SochiDuru) March 27, 2015
Not Sturridge’s fault he’s made of biscuits. Feel sorry for him personally.
— Vim Fuego (@tevezneck) March 27, 2015
Sturridge has shown this season through repeated injury that we cant rely on him as our main man. We must buy a world class striker.
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) March 27, 2015
I’m not even surprised anymore. Sturridge seems like he’s made from glass.
— JustLFC (@JustLFC_) March 27, 2015
Any danger or what #Sturridge
— Davy Smith (@DJSmith1991) March 27, 2015
If we’re going to pay Sturridge £150k per week when his legs are made of cheese strings, we should probably give Sterling something similar.
— Sam Coulton (@SamCoulton) March 27, 2015
@FinallyMario Hi mate. Sturridge is dead again. Fancy looking like a footballer and scoring some goals?
— Matt (@Matt8pie) March 27, 2015