Daniel Sturridge injury latest: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits striker is a doubt for Norwich but should return against Chelsea

Sturridge limped off injured against Manchester City last Sunday

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Daniel Sturridge is a major doubt to face Norwich City on Sunday - but says that the striker will still play a part in the title run in, as his hamstring injury is "not serious".

The England forward limped off in the 66th minute of the crucial 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, and complained of a tightness after the match.

Rodgers said the striker "may struggle" to face Norwich but soon return for the crucial Chelsea fixture on 27 April.

The 24-year-old has been in fine form this season, scoring 20 Premier League goals to help fire the Reds to the top of the table with four matches remaining as they look to win their first league title in 24 years.

"It's not too serious and won't keep him out for too many weeks, but he may be out for the weekend.

Rodgers added: "He may well make a real good recovery over the next few days and be ready for the weekend.


"At this moment in time we're just assessing him and seeing how he goes because he does recover very quickly. Before the first game of the season, he'd only played 45 minutes of football before he played and scored the winner [against Stoke].

"It's certainly not as serious as what sometimes a hamstring injury can be."

Sturridge expressed his frustration with the setback on Twitter, saying: "Pushing myself to get back ASAP! Fuming I'm injured but it's life. Everything for a reason. God has his plan