Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar told Extra Time for talkSPORT that someone needs to ask Liverpool’s medical team why Daniel Sturridge keeps getting injured.
Liverpool secured a 2-0 win against Newcastle United last night, but there was no sign of the England centre forward who was so prolific alongside Luis Suarez last season.
It’s a real concern, which the South African born short stopper says needs to be addressed by manager Brendan Rodgers over the summer.
“What they need is a striker, not someone doing a job – Some needs to ask the physio and the doctors, why? Why does he (Sturridge) keep getting injured?” said Grobbelaar.
Sturridge suffered a thigh problem earlier in the season while away with the England camp and was ruled out from making any appearances during the last international break because of a fresh tear to a thigh muscle.
It’s left Brendan Rodgers in a position where he’s been forced to effectively patch things up with his attack, using Raheem Sterling as a centre forward.
He does have options in the form of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert but neither of the arrivals from last summer have been able to make the most of the opportunities they have been given to impress.
It’s unclear who Liverpool could target this summer if Rodgers feels he needs to improve his squad and the profile of the targets the club could approach will depend on whether the side finishes with Champions League football.
Liverpool are not naïve to how important Sturridge is for their chances of success and they will be doing everything possible to get Sturridge back into action, fully fit, as soon as possible.