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Daniel Sturridge injury latest: Liverpool striker has 'small strain' and will be given chance to prove fitness for Norwich game

England forward was forced off after 66 minutes in Sunday's win over City

Liverpool have given an injury update on Daniel Sturridge, revealing the striker has a 'small strain'.

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.

Manager Brendan Rodgers had revealed that the club were waiting on the severity of the injury before giving an update.

A statement on the Liverpool website today explained the striker "underwent further assessment with the club's medical team at Melwood and a small strain was detected following a scan."

It would appear Liverpool are hopeful he could be fit as soon as this weekend's game away at Norwich.

"The 24-year-old will now undergo a treatment programme in order to try and be available for the trip to Carrow Road," read the statement.

While Sturridge may struggle to be ready for the game on Sunday, Liverpool will be desperate to see him back for the fixture against title rivals Chelsea at Anfield 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.

One player that Rodgers will definitely be without for the next three matches is Jordan Henderson, who is suspended because of the red card picked up for his late foul on Samir Nasri, a decision that Rodgers has labelled "a bit harsh".


"He has been brilliant," Rodgers added. "That’s the only sour point of the game, everybody knows Jordan Henderson. He is one of the most honest players I have ever come across in my life.

"He’s a wonderful young man and he’s just had a touch late on in the game, probably through a little bit of tiredness.

"Sometimes you watch images like that, slowed down, and it looks really bad.

"But he actually touches the ball, he is stretching for it and the sole of his foot actually touches the ball. OK, maybe he caught Nasri, but I felt that was probably a bit harsh."