Postive Scan Means Sturridge Could be Fit for Norwich Trip

Itching for a shot on Sunday
After sweating on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool were on the receiving end of some positive news with scans confirming that the strikers hamstring injury isn’t as severe as initially feared.

Although they ended up snagging the three points, the Reds 3-2 win over Manchester City didn’t come without a cost with Jordan Henderson receiving a straight red card for a wild lunge in injury time and Sturridge forced off with a tight hamstring midway through the second half. With the Citizens dropping points in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland yesterday, Brendan Rodgers side remain in prime position to claim their first title of the Premier League era — though the injury to the 24-year old could have come as a major hinderance to the final push.

“Sturridge has undergone further assessment with the club’s medical team at Melwood and a small strain was detected following a scan” an official statement from the club read. “The 24-year-old will now undergo a treatment programme in order to try and be available for the trip to Carrow Road.”

Liverpool will look to further cement their place at the top of the league with a win over struggling Norwich City this weekend, and they could very well rest Sturridge should there be any indication that he could further aggravate the injury. Brendan Rodgers will welcome his old mentor Jose Mourinho to Anfield a week from Sunday when Chelsea visit Merseyside and there’s little sense in risking the 24-year old for a match with the Canaries when a far more important one — one that could very well decide the title — on the horizon.

The former Chelsea man missed the 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season after an ankle injury ruled him out so he’ll be chomping at the bit to face his old side in front of an adoring Kop; to be fair, we’re just as anxious to see him do it…

5 thoughts on “Postive Scan Means Sturridge Could be Fit for Norwich Trip

  • April 17, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Norwich is the most important game. Take nothing for granted.

  • April 17, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I feel we have enough firepower and class to beat Norwich without Daniel. Give the guy a rest and prepare him well for Chelsea.

  • April 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Get well soon, I was so worried about this one, Also I think he needed a rest but the next game is so important, I say lets have him on the Bench just in case, Because having a front 3 of Philly Suarez and Stir is just as good, but the Center Mid of Gerard Allen and Lucus is a little defensive although still just as good in terms of overall quality as when we play Gerard Hendo and Philly. So I think that by putting him on the bench we don’t loose over all quality but If we fail to score enough goals we may need him.

  • April 18, 2014 at 5:17 am

    I’m with you. Don’t risk him if he’s not 100%. Absolutely have to have him against Chelsea.

  • April 18, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Next game is the most important game, we should use everything to win it.

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