Brendan Rodgers has said Daniel Sturridge may not play again this season. The Liverpool striker has suffered an injury-plagued season and has appeared in only 18 of Liverpool’s 53 matches.
He missed Saturday’s 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion with a hip problem that forced him out of the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Aston Villa. The 25 year old has been sidelined by hip and thigh injuries and has not played since the FA Cup quarter-final win over Blackburn on 8 April.
Rodgers said: “We’ll see if he’s going to be back this season or pre-season.”
Liverpool have five Premier League games remaining as they look to chase the final qualifying spot for next season’s Champions League.
Brendan Rodgers has vowed to do ‘what is best’ for Daniel Sturridge as the Liverpool striker’s injury misery shows no sign of relenting. Rodgers concedes it has been a difficult year for Sturridge but maintains Liverpool’s medical department will continue to nurse him back to full fitness; the manager is also determined to bring in players to ease the burden on him next season. The manager cast doubt on Sturridge’s future last week by suggesting the club had to sign a consistent goalscorer who could perform “at a top level every week”.
Liverpool are currently seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, but can narrow the gap to four points with victory at Hull on Tuesday.