MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 21, 2015: Liverpool's substitute Daniel Sturridge before the Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Beyond a joke” – Liverpool fans react to yet another Sturridge injury

If it’s a joke, it’s not a very funny one – Daniel Sturridge has suffered yet another injury, this time a hamstring issue, ruling him out of the Reds’ Christmas fixtures.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 4, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge before the Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park, the 225th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rumours of the latest injury, sustained while playing the final half an hour against Newcastle on Sunday, spread via social media on Tuesday evening and was confirmed at 10.30pm by all the major news outlets.

“Another day, another injury setback for Daniel Sturridge,” reports the Guardian‘s Andy Hunter. “The Liverpool striker is set for a further spell on the sidelines after scans revealed the 26-year-old suffered a hamstring strain during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United.

There’s a mixture of anger, frustration and sympathy for the player.

liver1 in the forums writes:

I dont think we should report Sturridges injuries, we should report his fitness periods as news instead.

Plenty were left pondering Liverpool’s options, and whether to sign a new forward.