Rodgers bemoans Sturridge’s absence

By on November 1, 2014

In a week dubbed as Liverpool’s busiest of the season, the Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers will be bemoaning the absence of star striker Daniel Sturrgide once again. The Reds will travel down to in-form Newcastle on Saturday and subsequently fly to Madrid for the second leg of the Champions League clash against the current European Champions, Real Madrid on Tuesday. As if that isn’t enough, Brendan Rodgers will cap the seven days of fire playing host to the ferocious Chelsea at Anfield.

English forward Daniel Sturrigde has been side-lined since August 31 and just two weeks ago, when the Liverpool fans were beginning to show some excitement that their prolific point man is recovering from his thigh injury, reports filtered in that Sturridge had shattered his calf. Brendan Rodgers was very optimistic that he would have his coveted striker fit in time for this decisive week but as of now, the manager has reluctantly admitted that Sturrigde won’t be available to help the Reds out as soon as he had hoped. The manager was quoted to have said:

‘I don’t think he will be fit, the bottom line is that he is injured. He strained his calf. So he is injured. We will just wait and work with him until he gets back fit. I have to find the solutions without Daniel. You are learning ever day about the players. Gradually as each day goes by, I sense and feel we are getting better.’

Liverpool won’t be the only ones to suffer from the striker’s injuries, as he will also be absent when the Three Lions file out against Slovenia and Scotland next month. However, the English national team can still manage without the Liverpool man, at least far better than his Anfield employers can. They still have at least two other good strikers in Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.

Despite the claims from talkSPORT that Sturridge’s injury might be hereditary as both his father and uncle suffered same muscular injuries just like him, the Liverpool boss seems undeterred, he stated that:

‘I am not an expert on genetics code or medicine so I cannot comment, all I know is that it is a calf strain on the back of his last injury and he’s working to get fit.’

Since, Luis Suarez transferred out of the club, they have been having it tough with getting goals as Mario Balotelli remains uninspiring.

By Tomilayo Alapinni

 

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