Scans on Daniel Sturridge have revealed the Liverpool striker has a slight strain on his hamstring, the club revealed on Wednesday afternoon.
Sturridge went down in the 66th minute of the Reds’ 3-2 victory over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday with the problem, but the club appeared positive in their latest statement.
The club say that Sturridge will have “every opportunity” to prove his fitness ahead of the team’s trip to Norwich City this Sunday.
The statement explained:
The 24-year-old will now undergo a treatment programme in order to try and be available for the trip to Carrow Road.
Sturridge appeared a little off-form against City on Sunday, casting a frustrated figure and the potential rest from Premier League action when the Reds take on the Canaries this weekend could do him good.
Liverpool then have the tough test of facing title-rivals Chelsea at Anfield the following Sunday, 27th April in what many are billing as the title decider.
Sturridge has scored 20 goals in 26 league appearances this season on Liverpool’s successful road so far which sees them top the Premier League, two points clear of Jose Mourinho’s Blues, with four games left to play.
The Reds are also set to be without midfielder Jordan Henderson for three games after his red card against City on Sunday.
But as Gary Taylor explains in an article on This Is Anfield today, Rodgers more than has enough options to cover both first-team absentees.
On-loan Liverpool forward Fabio Borini could do his parent club a big favour on Wednesday night if he lines up for relegation-threatened Sunderland in their league clash with third placed Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.