Daniel Sturridge could have played his last game for Liverpool after a recurring hip injury threatened to end his season.
The 27-year-old striker missed the Reds’ game against Crystal Palace on Sunday after suffering an injury in the final preparations ahead of the match.
While the club are unsure the length of time Sturridge will be on the sidelines, they fear he could be set to miss the remainder of the campaign, according to the Guardian.
The injury first ruled the England international out for two months before returning to appear as a substitute in Liverpool’s recent Premier League wins against Stoke City and West Brom.
Sturridge’s career at Anfield has been blighted by injuries and has only managed to start five league games this season – playing just 573 minutes of football.
Questions around his future continue to circulate and Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp has previously admitted he is planning talks with Sturridge regarding his future this summer.
“I have no idea what happens in the summer. It is not only Daniel but a lot of players,” Klopp said in March.
“We will make decisions and speak about Daniel and any other players about what will happen at the end of the season.
“A lot of things will influence this and we can speak about it when it is time.”
During Sturridge’s lack of game time, Sadio Mane, Philipe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have all become a mainstay in Klopp’s attack. With Liverpool’s striker depth and Sturridge’s injury record, the fresh new hip problem could mean the striker has played his last game for Liverpool.