Sturridge out for several weeks

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge faces yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines after he injured his hamstring during his side’s 2-0 loss to Newcastle on Sunday. 

Sturridge came on as a substitute for Roberto Firmino in the second half, but the 28 minutes he spent on the pitch could prove costly for the Reds as scans showed that he had strained his hamstring. 

Sturridge only made his comeback to the starting line-up during Liverpool’s 6-1 thrashing of Southampton in the Capital One Cup last Wednesday, in which he scored a brace. 

However, the 26-year-old could be ruled out for the Christmas and New Year period, which will be a busy one for Liverpool. 

The Birmingham native missed the start of the ongoing season due to hip surgery and has struggled with knee and foot problems ever since Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool’s manager in October. 

Sturridge’s injury is a major blow for the Reds as Christian Benteke and Divock Origi are the only fit strikers in the squad. Danny Ings, who joined Liverpool this summer, is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee. 

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