Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge‘s season, and Reds career, could be over after suffering a setback in his recent hip injury last week.
Sturridge missed Sunday’s 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace after a recurrence of the problem that kept him out of four games in March and April.
He could be forced to continue to plan without Sturridge, with various reports on Monday night suggesting the England international could be sidelined for the rest of the campaign.
Liverpool have four games left to play as they look to secure their place in next season’s Champions League.
If they do qualify, Sturridge may not be around to take part, with his Reds future in doubt heading into the summer transfer window.
The Telegraph report that “the club’s staff do not know if it will be days or weeks before the player considers himself fit for selection,” but it seems unlikely he will return.
With Paris Saint-Germain making an approach for Sturridge back in January, and the Ligue 1 side set to revive their interest, he may have played his last game for the Reds.
This would mark a disappointing end to the injury-plagued forward’s career on Merseyside, but he has arguably never fit in under Jurgen Klopp.
Stewart had made just nine appearances for the first team this season, including 16 minutes of action in the Premier League, and his last outing came against Plymouth Argyle in January.
While Stewart signed a new four-year contract with the Reds in November, he is expected to leave the club in the summer.
Liverpool value the 23-year-old at £12 million, with newly promoted duo Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United both expressing their interest in January.