Liverpool confirm length of Sturridge layoff

Liverpool have confirmed that Daniel Sturridge will be out of action for between six and eight weeks after the defender injured his ankle in training on Friday. The club had been waiting for swelling to subside before they were able to give a definitive timeframe on his absence.

A number of respected journalists tweeted to confirm the information, as given to them by Liverpool and it will come as a massive blow to the club as the hectic Christmas period approaches.

Sturridge had been struggling with a thigh problem which he admitted he was carrying even though he played for England against Germany during the international break.

The injury, believed to be a sprained ankle, will now see the player possibly sidelined until the New Year.

Brendan Rodgers gave the update to reporters ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League game against Hull on Sunday.

In good news for Liverpool, Phillipe Coutinho has been named on the bench after being unable to train all week due to a ‘high ankle injury.’ The player has not been back long after shoulder surgery so it is good news for Liverpool that the ankle injury has not kept him out of action.

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Lee Hurley

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