The England international has been forced to undergo a hip operation, which could keep him out of action until October.
Liverpool’s hopes of hitting the ground running next season have received a hammer blow before this campaign is even over, with The Guardian reporting that Daniel Sturridge is set to miss the start of 2015-16.
The England international forward has shown that he can be one of the most lethal strikers in the Premier League since his move to Anfield, but has largely been absent this term.
The former Manchester City and Chelsea man has only scored four league goals this season due to debilitating injuries, with Sturridge starting to get the reputation as a player that cannot be counted on.
The latest news from the USA, where Sturridge is undergoing treatment, is that he had surgery in New York on Tuesday but faces a lengthy lay-off before he can start to train again.
As such, the report states that the striker could well be out of action until October, with the Reds forced to cope without their main number nine.
It is also instigates that this hip operation could well remedy long-standing problems.
Regardless of Sturridge’s fitness, Brendan Rodgers is expected to freshen up his attacking options ahead of next season.