Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will be out of action for six to eight weeks, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.
The inform Englishman, who is presently the Merseyside outfit’s highest goalscorer injured his ankle in training this week.
“Daniel Sturridge is out for six to eight weeks which is obviously a big blow,” Rodgers said ahead of Sunday’s trip to KC Stadium where he started with fringe players Victor Moses and Raheem Sterling on the wings.
The duo of Sturridge and Luis Suarez, who have notched up 20 goals so far in the ongoing campaign, have helped Liverpool up to the second spot on the Premier League log, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Hull.
Rodgers added: “It was something we thought was never going to be as serious as that.
“He slipped over in training and we initially thought it was his toe. He got brought inside straight away and was taken for a scan and it showed he’d actually got a ligament strain.”
Coming into the busy month of December, Sturridge’s injury opens up a gap in the club’s frontline, but Rodgers insists he has backup talents to handle the pressure.
“It is one where it is about the terrific players to come in. Raheem Sterling is a terrific player and Victor Moses is a very talented player, and I know they are both hungry to do well,” Rodgers said on the possible replacement for the injured striker.