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Daniel Sturridge ruled out till September

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1.35K   //    08 May 2015, 14:30 IST

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Daniel Sturridge will not be available for Liverpool till at least September of this year. The 25-year-old striker successfully underwent surgery on his hip in the United States.

Speaking ahead of his team’s clash against champions Chelsea this weekend, Rodgers said, “We anticipate Daniel will be back hopefully to train around about September time.

“It's a period of time out, but we're hopeful the problems and issues he's had have been resolved with the operation. Now he can recover and hopefully get back as quick as he possibly can.

“We're anticipating it's going to be around September before he can actually start training and then it's about getting his fitness up.”

The club also hopes that this surgery will enhance the Englishman’s long term fitness. 

Rodgers added, “With Daniel, unfortunately for him and his career, it's been ongoing in terms of injuries. He's had a number of issues this season which aren't related to the operation he's had.

“We feel now, hopefully this can cure a lot of the problems he's had and I'm sure he'll work over the coming months to get back fit.

“Everyone has seen that when he is fit and playing, he's an outstanding player. He has been a big miss to us this season, but let's hope he can get back fit and help contribute for the club.

“Once he's fully fit, we know what he can produce. If he's at that level of fitness, he can be a key player for us.”

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