Daniel Sturridge will miss the rest of the calendar year injured, just after returning from a similarly lengthy break, according to reports in the Echo.
That’ll mean the striker is unavailable for fixtures against FC Sion, West Brom, Watford, Leicester, Sunderland, West Ham and Stoke City – although judging on his injury record – we’d be surprised if it wasn’t for much longer.
The crocked 26-year-old strained his hamstring during his cameo against Newcastle at the weekend, and news broke last last night that the rumoured injury was sadly real.
Sturridge has picked up seven different injuries in the past 18 months. The striker’s scored four goals in his four starts this season, but his inability to keep himself on the pitch is jaw-dropping.
The player clearly has a problem which is threatening to ruin his career. The latest news is as heartbreaking for Sturridge as it is for the fans – who were pinning our hopes on his return.
Now, a new striker is surely a must. Christian Benteke doesn’t seem to naturally fit Jurgen Klopp’s style, while Danny Ings is out for the season and Divock Origi is still very raw.