Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool have suffered a major injury setback in the form of Daniel Sturridge, who is likely to miss their trip to Hull City after being injured in training, according to the Guardian.

Liverpool are braced for bad news but the extent of the injury will only be known over the weekend. Initial reports suggest that the England international has suffered ankle ligament damage which may keep him on the sidelines for more than three months. This will be bad news for Brendan Rodgers, who is looking at the strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge to help them finish in the top four if not angle for the title.

The 24-year-old has scored nine goals in the league this season and and has been a force to reckon with for any team so far. His loss is likely to have repercussions on their league form which will not bode well with the former Swansea manager. Iago Aspas, the back-up striker, is recovering from a thigh injury and is expected to be available soon.

However, his move from Celta Vigo has not reaped the same rewards as expected in Liverpool but Sturridge's unavailability should give him an opportunity to prove his mettle and cement his place in the squad.

Meanwhile, Rodgers has revealed that he has a selection quandary when having to choose his two centre-backs. The Reds manager has Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel to choose from and is having a tough time choosing his best back pairing.

"It's a credit to them that it's no problem whatsoever. Of course they want to play. We brought Kolo Toure in and he's been exceptional since he has come in, on and off the field, with his energy and his enthusiasm for football. His experience is vital for us. He was injured and he came out of the team," Rodgers told Liverpool's Official Website.

"Martin Skrtel has been arguably one of the best centre-halves in the league in the last 12 or 13 games. He's been outstanding. He's shown the things that we have spoken about over the last season and he was able to put them into practice when he got the chance.

"Sakho is a talent. Of course he'll want to play, but he's working very hard in training to get the shirt. And that's what we need. We have to have the competition, because that will bring out the best in the players," he continued.