Daniel Sturridge’s ongoing injury concerns have been one of our biggest issues this season. The 25-year-old striker, who is currently sidelined with a hip problem, has started just seven league games thus far.
After picking up his first injury of the season while on international duty, Sturridge has since struggled with a host of problems. He didn’t play at all between the end of August and the end of January, while he also missed the FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa last weekend.
He’s still managed six goals, despite featuring just 18 times in all competitions, but Brendan Rodgers is desperate to have a greater return of goals and games from a player who was so impressive last season.
As a result, the Reds are mapping out an elaborate plan, including a tailored training programme this summer, which will hopefully help improve his current stability.
Reports in The Times suggest that owners Fenway Sports Group are eager to resolve the issue. Earlier this season they flew him to America for special treatment from the Boston Red Sox medical department, and are hoping to ensure that such efforts are not wasted.
When fit, Sturridge is an enormous asset to Liverpool. His goals could prove the difference between our current position of fifth and reaching the Champions League.