Daniel Sturridge hobbled off with a hamstring problem during the 3-2 win over Manchester City
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will miss this weekend's trip to Norwich City, according to his uncle Dean who has appeared on television talking about the injury, but could return the following week against Chelsea. Dean rated his nephew's chances as 'borderline' but with a 'decent chance'.
Sturridge limped off during Liverpool's crucial 3-2 win over Manchester City with a hamstring injury. The result against City put them in control of the Premier League title race with four games to go.
The striker - who has scored 20 league goals for the Reds so far this season - went for a scan today. Liverpool Football Club have said they will give the striker 'every opportunity' to be fit for the trip to Carrow Road at the weekend after discovering a small strain, and will undergo a treatment programme.
Dean Sturridge is quoted, saying: "He's definitely out for Norwich, he's borderline for Chelsea. I think he's got a decent chance for the Chelsea game."
Manager Brendan Rodgers will certainly hope that he will have one half of his formidable strike duo back for the visit of Chelsea in another crucial game that could decide the destiny of this season's Premier League title, with Jose Mourinho's side trailing Liverpool by just two points.
If Liverpool are without Sturridge, it may mean a slight change in personnel. With Jordan Henderson banned at least one of Lucas Leiva or Joe Allen will come into the side, but Sturridge being ruled out could mean both players could start. An alternative to that is Victor Moses will getting a rare start, given that he won't be able to play against his parent club the following week.
Liverpool were without Sturridge earlier on in the season when they beat Norwich City 5-1, in a game where Luis Suarez got four goals for the Reds, so they will be hoping the Uruguayan steps up again this weekend.