Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge has travelled to Los Angeles to continue his recovery from the thigh injury sustained in training. Getty Images/Laurence Griffiths

Liverpool have sent striker Daniel Sturridge to Los Angeles to continue his recovery from the thigh injury he suffered during training.

The Reds striker has struggled with multiple injury problems this season and has not featured for the club since August 31.

The English forward first suffered an injury while on international break with the national team, and following his return to full training he picked up his second injury in the calf. He had another setback on his return from the second injury and has now been ruled out till the New Year with yet another thigh strain.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker has travelled away along with some of the medical staff to complete his rehabilitation and revealed that the player was coming along well.

It is believed that the forward has only gone for warm weather training and not to have any sort of medical procedure in the United States.

"He has gone away to get some specific work in with some of our staff and he is coming along well," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

The Northern Irishman had earlier stated that the club will delve deeper into Sturridge's injury problems as this is the ninth time he is suffering a similar kind of injury.

Meanwhile, Sturridge's injury has been further compounded by £16m summer signing Mario Balotelli failing to deliver the required performances when called upon to do. The Italian forward, who is currently recovering from a groin injury picked up on international duty has failed to live up to expectations and is yet to start fulfilling his potential.

The former Swansea City boss has refused to make the striker's problems the focus, as they get ready to face Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday.

"He is a very much a Liverpool player but he is injured at the moment and there is not much more to add from me," the Northern Irishman added.

The manager revealed that the striker is recovering from his injury and that he will not speak about the player until he is fit to play and hopes that he is available sooner rather than later.

"He is not fit to play, my concentration at this moment is on players who are fit and available to play and that is my only thinking at the moment."

"He is working with the medical team on a daily basis and I trust the team of people here to look after injuries."

"At this moment in time the team is doing well and whenever he is back fit then we will see where he is at. Hopefully he will be available sooner rather than later," Rodgers remarked.