According to a report in The Sun, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will be out of action until after Christmas after he suffered a slight hamstring strain in the defeat at Newcastle United.
After a two-goal blitz in the 6-1 win at Southampton last week, Sturridge started Liverpool’s defeat at Newcastle on the bench and was brought on for the final 30 minutes.
It was a decision which was questioned by a number of pundits, yet doubts still remained whether he was fully fit to feature and Klopp insisted he wanted to minimise the risk of potential damage.
“Daniel Sturridge’s injury curse has struck again and the Liverpool star is likely to be sidelined until after Christmas. He underwent a scan yesterday, which highlighted a strain that is expected to rule him out for several weeks,” the report in The Sun reads.
Sturridge is a phenomenal goal scorer and many pundits, including former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher, feel that only Sergio Aguero is a better striker in the Premier League.
However, with a succession of injury problems over the past 18 months, there is a worry that Sturridge may never get to reach his potential and slide in a similar way to Michael Owen.
The former Chelsea man is expected to be out for just a few weeks, missing the entire festive period including matches against West Bromwich Albion, Watford and surprise leaders Leicester City.