Major boost for Liverpool as injury to star striker deemed not serious

Liverpool have been handed a huge boost after the injury to star striker Daniel Sturridge is not as serious as first feared, Skysport reports.

The 26-year-old has struggled with injury in the past and has missed a huge number of matches this season, featuring in only five league fixtures so far this term.

Despite coming on as a 62nd minute substitute in the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United last weekend, Sturridge suffered a hamstring injury and was expected to be out for a few weeks.

The striker is now in line to miss the Europa League match against FC Sion tonight along with Premier League clashes against West Bromwich Albion and Watford.

However, manager Jurgen Klopp has come out to play down the severity of the knock, but added that he cannot predict an expected return date at the moment.

“The injury [to Sturridge] is not that serious. It’s a hamstring and it’s not easy to say when he can be back for us,” he said.

Klopp knows he must be very careful with the treatment of Sturridge given that he has been struggling to stay fit for the majority of the past year.