Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool striker suffers foot injury

Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge (left) trained on Wednesday night before Liverpool's Europa League game on Thursday

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a new injury setback after a foot problem in training ruled him out against Bordeaux in the Europa League.

The 26-year-old was hoping to make a return on Thursday from a knee injury which has kept him out since 4 October.

However, the England international has been sent for a scan after complaining of discomfort in a foot.

"I don't know too much about the situation," said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Speaking after Liverpool's 2-1 win over Bordeaux secured the Reds a place in the last 32, Klopp added: "It wasn't a situation I saw because we trained in two groups - the starting line-up and the other players.

"It was really close to the game when the news came. At the moment we have to wait."

Sturridge has made three appearances this season and only 18 in 2015.

His only goals this season came when he scored twice in a 3-2 Premier League home win over Aston Villa on 26 September.

Before Liverpool's Europa League game against Bordeaux on Thursday, manager Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport: "We trained this morning, we were at the hotel and he had to leave to have a scan. We have to wait for the results."

The Sturridge effect (Premier League)
Liverpool with SturridgeLiverpool without Sturridge
Games: 58Games: 49
Average goals: 2.3Average goals: 1.6
Win percentage: 60.3%Win percentage: 46.9%

Sturridge, who has 42 goals in 70 Liverpool appearances, joined the Reds from Chelsea in January 2013 and went on to score 28 times for club and country in 2013-14.

Yet he has endured a frustrating time with injuries.

Last season he was out for five months with a thigh injury suffered on England duty. He also had treatment for calf and thigh problems before returning.

And he picked up a hip injury against Manchester United in March, which cut short his season.

That episode led to him visiting medical experts in the United States, and an operation in May, with the former Manchester City player returning to action in September.

But after making three appearances, he suffered a knee injury before Liverpool's draw at Tottenham on 17 October.

Daniel Sturridge's injury woes
The injuries he has suffered since the start of last season.
August 2014: Returned from pre-season tour early with hamstring injury
September 2014: Injured his thigh during England training
October 2014: Suffers a calf strain in Liverpool training
November 2014: Picks up a thigh injury having returned to full training
March 2015: Injures hip in defeat by Manchester United and has operation in May
October 2015: Suffers knee injury after three appearances
November 2015: Foot injury when on brink of return
Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge's problems last season began when he injured his thigh in England training
Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge's problems continued when he injured his hip against Manchester United in March
Daniel Sturridge
And his season came to end when he was substituted in the FA Cup quarter-final at Blackburn in April

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