Daniel Sturridge injury: Liverpool striker to have tests on hamstring problem

England forward was forced off after 66 minutes in the win over City

James Orr
Tuesday 15 April 2014 11:06
Daniel Sturridge has 20 Premier League goals for Liverpool this season
Daniel Sturridge has 20 Premier League goals for Liverpool this season

Daniel Sturridge will be assessed by Liverpool medics today, after the striker was forced off with a hamstring injury in the 66th minute of the crucial 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday.

Sturridge complained of a tightness after the match, and manager Brendan Rodgers revealed that the club are waiting on the severity of the injury.

"We’ll see how he is over the next couple of days," Rodgers said. "He felt a wee bit of tightness in his hamstring, so we’ll just see how that is in the next couple of days."

Th England forward 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."

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