Sturridge doubt for run-in

Date published: Monday 27th April 2015 10:01

The 25-year-old has been sidelined for the last three matches with a hip injury and will not return for Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Sturridge has been plagued with injuries all season, making just 18 appearances in all competitions, and Rodgers expressed sympathy for the England forward.

“It’s been difficult, Daniel is a good lad who wants to play and help the team but it’s been one of those seasons for him,” he said.

“He’s been very unfortunate and we’ll have to monitor day-by-day and see where he’s at.

“When he’s been fit, he’s been brilliant, it’s just about getting him back on a consistent basis. Whether that’s this season, or pre-season, has to be seen.”

After a strong start to the season, Sturridge was forced out for almost five months with a thigh injury suffered playing for England on September 2 and a setback in his groin before Christmas.

He scored on his return against West Ham on January 31 but sustained a hip problem after scoring in the defeat to Manchester United on March 22.

Sturridge has featured against Arsenal and Blackburn since but missed the games against Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Brom earlier this month.

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