He will also miss England’s next two fixtures
Daniel Sturridge is confirmed to be out for the rest of the season after undergoing hip surgery in America.
The Liverpool and England striker has travelled to New York for specialist treatment on the injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in March.
Sturridge took to his Instagram account today and posted:
“Just want to let the world know I’ve had a successful operation on my hip today and I want to thank God for allowing that to be possible. Onwards and upwards from here. Thanks for the support. Daniel x.”
As well as missing the Reds’ last three League games, the 25 year old will miss England’s friendly with Republic of Ireland, and the Euro qualifier away to Slovenia.
The injury is set to take at least six weeks to heel, but Sturridge should be fit enough for Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Australia and Malaysia.
Sturridge has endured an extremely frustrating season, having made just 19 first team appearances for the Reds, after thigh and calf problems.
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Manager Brendan Rodgers spoke last week on the player’s progress.
“We are just doing everything we possibly can to get him fit and available. We want to give him every chance to be fit. Daniel wants to play and be available.
“He has had issues through his career but we wanted to give him the chance when he came here to be one of the best on Europe. We have to do everything we can to get him on the training field.”
By Joseph Richardson