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Liverpool striker sidelined for up to eight weeks

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reveals that Daniel Sturridge will be out for up to eight weeks due to ankle injury, reports Sky Sports.

The Reds striker rolled over on his ankle during training on Friday, which caused it to sprain. Sturridge had scans on his ankle after limping away from training as the medical staff couldn't determine the level of damage caused.

He apparently sprained his ankle and they have shown strained ligaments, ruling him out until the New Year.

Rodgers said: "Daniel is probably going to be out six to eight weeks, it was something we thought was never going to be as serious as that, to be honest.

"He slipped over in training and we thought initially it was his toe. He got brought inside straight away and he was taken for a scan straight away and it showed he'd actually got a ligament strain.

"It's a big blow for us because he's been brilliant since he's come in."

So far, Sturridge has scored 12 goals for his club and country this season. He is also Liverpool's top goalscorer, scoring 11 in 14 games for the Merseyside outfit in the 2013/14 campaign. 

Rodgers continued: "We've played a few systems this year, which has been brilliant, and it's given me the flexibility to change it around. It's about the players and we've got some good ones to come in.

"It's likewise with Coutinho who has a high ankle sprain and hasn't trained all week. He's not 100% but the players coming in are terrific.

"Young Raheem Sterling has been excellent and he's only 18. He's an excellent talent and Victor Moses is a talented player so they'll come in and they are hungry to do well."

Sturridge was scheduled to start against Hull City, but he got hurt again. The upcoming Christmas period is very challenging for Rodgers and Liverpool, as they meet with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and Chelsea in the Premier League later this month.

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