In-form Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering suspected ankle ligament damage in training.

The England international played 90 minutes against Germany with a dodgy foot and this will most certainly only add to his problems.

He left Melwood, Liverpool's training ground, on crutches on Friday to face a scan on the injured ankle but the severity of the injury is not yet known.

Sturridge has been in fine form for his club, netting no less than 11 goals in all competitions for the Reds this season. Added with his return from last year, Sturridge seems to have found his form at Anfield, scoring a remarkable 22 in 30.

The blow could not have come at a worse time for Liverpool with fixtures against Manchester City, Spurs and Chelsea approaching towards the end of December.

Kopites will be hoping their talisman Luis Suarez can carry them through the next three  games against Hull, Norwich and West Ham in Sturridge's absence.

Suarez has previously put two hat-tricks past Norwich who, this season, have already shipped seven to Man City.

With a bit of luck the forward will be back for Liverpool's crunch games as his goals have proved a pivotal part of their campaign so far. These games are crucial to outline their hopes for this season and maybe make a statement to the rest of the Premier League.

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