Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his side will struggle due to the injury sustained by striker Daniel Sturridge.
An ankle injury which was picked up on Friday during a training session has ruled the Englishman out for up to two months after he was forced to leave the training camp on crutches.
The news was announced just before the Hull City game by Rodgers about how long Sturridge will be sidelined, and then after watching his side fall to a shock 3-1 defeat, the manager admitted that times will be tough without one of their top stars from the season.
‘The quality of our squad isn’t big enough to cope with two big players like that missing. No doubt it was a disruption,’ he said.
‘Daniel is out for up to eight weeks which is a big blow for us and Phillipe didn’t train all week. He had injections just to get on the bench.
‘It’s difficult if you take those two out, two players who have been very efficient for us this season.
‘This little period will test us now but players will come in and it’s a great opportunity to a stake a claim.
‘We have a very busy period coming up and we’ve got a squad that needs as many of its good players as possible so it’s not ideal.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles