• Sturridge has made five Premier League appearances for Liverpool this season.
  • The striker is believed to have already played his last game for the Reds.

Liverpool have suffered an injury blow as there is growing concern over Daniel Sturridge's involvement for the rest of the season due to a recurring hip problem.

The England international was sidelined for two months and returned to action earlier in April. He came on as a second half substitute against Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion. However, a hip injury forced him to be withdrawn from the squad, hours before the clash against Crystal Palace on 23 April.

According to the Guardian, the Merseyside club are unsure if Sturridge will be fit for the remaining four matches of this campaign. His future at Anfield is uncertain and it is believed that the star striker has already played his last game for Liverpool.

Sturridge's career at Anfield has been blighted by injuries and the Reds' staff are not sure if the 27-year-old will need days or weeks to regain full fitness.

The former Manchester City and Chelsea man has made only five starts in the Premier League and has two goals to his name in the same competition. Manager Jurgen Klopp has preferred the trio of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane to lead his side's attack.

Mane, who arrived at Anfield from Southampton last summer, has been one of Liverpool's standout players this season. The Senegalese international has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury he picked up in his side's 3-1 derby victory over Everton.

With the former Saints star out of action, Klopp would have certainly utilised Sturridge in helping Liverpool finish the season in top four. However, it looks like the English striker will now join Mane to miss the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign.

Liverpool are currently third in the table with 66 points from 34 games, leading fourth place City by two points and three points ahead of fifth place Manchester United. However, the Reds have played two more matches than the two Manchester clubs.

Sturridge's fitness problems will force Klopp to sanction his sale in the summer. If he fails to make himself available for team selection in the next four matches, the striker has already played his last match for the Reds against West Brom on 16 April.

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Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool career has been blighted by injury problems Getty