Sunday, 1st December, 2013

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that striker Daniel Sturridge could be missing until mid-January.

The England international hurt his ankle in training on Friday and further analysis has put a six to eight week time-fame on the injury.


Rodgers said via his club's official site: "Daniel could be out now for up to eight weeks – which will be a big blow for us."

The Liverpool boss further explained that Sturridge simply "slipped" at training and, following a scan, the injury news was confirmed.


"He'll be disappointed. It's a very busy period we're coming into and we're a squad that needs as many of our good players as possible. It's not ideal.

"It was an ankle sprain [in training]. He just slipped on the surface. We thought initially it was his toe and he went straight in with the medics before the end of training getting a scan. Then it came back that that’s what it was [ankle]. It's a big blow for us."

Sturridge has been in lethal goalscoring form for Liverpool this season, finding the back of the net nine times in the Premier League so far.

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