Soccer – Rodgers reveals Sturridge’s US intervention


Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to sign a new striker after revealing Liverpool have consulted specialists in the United States over Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury.

The 25-year-old has scored just four goals in the top flight in an injury-interrupted campaign and has not played for the club since the FA Cup quarter-final replay win against Blackburn in early April because of hip and thigh problems. Rodgers revealed Anfield officials have made contact with specialists in America about Sturridge’s injury and gave no indication about whether he will return before the end of the season.
“We’ve found some underlying issues related to Dan’s problems,” Rodgers told reporters in his pre-match briefing. “Staff here are liasing with great medics in America.
“Daniel wants to be available, it is unfortunate for him on the back of how fantastic he was last season.”
Rodgers has made no secret of his desire to beef up his attacking options off the back of a season of struggles in attack which has yielded just 47 goals in the top flight and confirmed he intends to be active in the summer transfer window.
“Come the end of the season you look to improve the squad,” the Anfield manager added.
“What I’ve said is we have been short of goals this season, but that’s not the strikers, it’s the whole team. Wide players, midfielders, defenders. These are areas we want to improve on.”
Fifth-placed Liverpool are seven points off fourth with four games to go and are currently priced 25/1 by Bet365 to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League at the end of the season.