Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has insisted that he will be back training with the club as soon as possible after picking up yet another injury which has ruled him out till the end of the year.
The former Chelsea player has had to endure injuries over the past few months, which have kept him out of action for a major part of Liverpool's campaign. His absence has dried the goals up front for the Reds who are struggling to replicate their form from last year when Luis Suarez single-handedly took them close to winning the league title.
"Through all this I'm growing as a man and an athlete. Everybody goes through things in their life that can make or break them. This for me is just another hurdle to jump over. Another door to break down. I'll be back soon enough strong and ready to play. Thanks to everyone for your support," Sturridge said on his Instagram account.
Sturridge played a major role in Liverpool's upsurge last season, when they got themselves back into the Champions League after a five-year hiatus.
The season could have ended much better for them if not for their loss to Chelsea and a nerve-wracking draw against Crystal Palace in the final few games, which allowed Manchester City to steal the march on them and clinch the league by a margin of two points.
Brendan Rodgers' failure to replace Suarez properly was also a major factor in their slump this season with Mario Balotelli failing to live up to expectations in a squad struggling for ideas.
Their 3-1 loss against Crystal Palace has pushed them into the bottom half of the table and need a turnaround of epic proportions if they have to keep their hopes alive of making it into the top four.