Updated: 02/12/2013 07:47 | By pa.press.net

Sturridge could miss eight weeks



Daniel Sturridge picked up an ankle injury in training on Friday

Daniel Sturridge picked up an ankle injury in training on Friday

Liverpool have been dealt a major blow with the news that striker Daniel Sturridge could be sidelined for up to eight weeks with an ankle injury.

The England forward, who suffered the injury during training on Friday, has scored 11 goals in all competitions for the Reds and has formed an excellent partnership with Luis Suarez in the Anfield attack.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports before his team's match at Hull: "Daniel is probably going to be out six to eight weeks.

"It was something we thought was never going to be as serious as that to be honest.

"He slipped over in training and we thought initially it was his toe. He got brought inside straight away and he was taken for a scan straight away and it showed he'd actually got a ligament strain.

"It's a big blow for us because he's been brilliant since he's come in.

"We've played a few systems this year, which has been brilliant, and it's given me the flexibility to change it around. It's about the players and we've got some good ones to come in.

"It's likewise with (Philippe) Coutinho who has had a high ankle sprain and hasn't trained all week. He's not 100 per cent but the players coming in are terrific.

"Young Raheem Sterling has been excellent and he's only 18. He's an excellent talent and Victor Moses is a talented player so they'll come in and they are hungry to do well."

15Comments
01/12/2013 20:27
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could be worse ..we could have the "goal drought machine" welbeck in our team
01/12/2013 17:12
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he'll be back in time for the relegation fight. rodgers lol
02/12/2013 12:42
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Like they say, one door closes another one opens... with Sturridge out this is an opportunity for Moses to show his worth.
02/12/2013 15:50
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absolute disaster for us. bodgers made a massive mistake in signing aspas and alberto in summer when he should have gone for a proven goalscorer. moses not been great cissokho dropped allen dropped mignolet doesnt have awareness, and agger sits on bench when we need a decent centre half, we now have 2 games we should win, but we said that before the hull game....
02/12/2013 13:51
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instead of worrying about how liverpool are doing aidy37 needs to go and get a basic education, then maybe he could form a proper sentence. or maybe he really is a 6 year old who's school does'nt teach him basic remedial grammer.
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that's ok .welbeck misses every week haw haw
01/12/2013 20:13
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ha ha ha ..................li​ver pool 90TROPHIES all competitions ....................​... ha ha ha

ha ha ha ...........everton very little trophies small club tatty club small cabinet.........ha ha 

ha ha ha.......liver pool 5 EUROPEAN CUPS with the real one in the cabinet .....ha ha ha

ha ha ha ......if everton had payed there rent in the 1800s to john holding liver pool would not have been where  they are to day ....................​.ha ha lol lol lol lol ha ha ha ha ha ha

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