Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool must solve Daniel Sturridge injury woes

Liverpool manager discusses Daniel Sturridge's injury nightmare

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Brendan Rodgers says it is Liverpool’s responsibility to find the answers to allow world-class Daniel Sturridge to stay fit and perform for the club.

The 25-year-old is facing a prolonged spell on the sidelines after he suffered a reoccurrence of an earlier thigh injury on Tuesday afternoon.

We’re going to look across his time as a player, and a young player, to see where we can find ways to get him out there playing

Brendan Rodgers

Sturridge had been on the brink of a return to first-team action after he had seemingly recovered from thigh and calf problems which have kept him sidelined since August.

“He has just been extremely unfortunate – last time he played was August,” said Rodgers.

“He is a player that doesn’t want to be out for this length of time; with his ability and all the qualities that he has, he wants to be playing football.

“Now is the time for him to go away and us as a football club to go away, to see what more we can do to get him onto the pitch consistently because he is a world-class talent.

“He’ll only fulfil that if he’s playing games, but there’s nobody who wants that more than Daniel. He wants to be working and wants to be playing.

“We need to look to hopefully find the answers that are going to allow him, over a consistent period of time, to perform here at Liverpool.

“We’re going to look across his time as a player, and a young player, to see where we can find ways to get him out there playing. He is a joy to work with.

“I find him a brilliant young man who is very professional in terms of his outlook. He wants to do the very best he can and there’s nobody more frustrated than him at this moment in time.

“Hopefully in this adverse moment for him, we can all look at it and find a way that allows a programme over a period of time for him to play, train and fulfil that huge potential that he has.”

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