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Sturridge Injury Worse Than Expected

The striker will miss more time than we thought as he recovers from his hip injury.

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It's been a fantastic day for Liverpool fans, right? Memphis Depay chose to play for Manchester United and the fan base acted reasonably, especially on social media. What's that? Everything is the worst? In that case the Daily Mail has some fantastic news! According to a report from the news organization, Daniel Sturridge could now miss up to five months due to his hip injury.

This means that Sturridge, who underwent hip surgery this week, will likely miss the preseason and the start of Liverpool's Premier League campaign as he battles back to full health. Before any team-wide implications are discussed, let's just take a moment to reflect on how sad it is for Sturridge to receive yet another piece of injury news like this. He's worked extremely hard to take his game to another level since he arrived at Anfield (and when on the pitch he's succeeded in this mission) so it's truly awful to see him forced out of action for so long.

This isn't good news for Liverpool either, but it shouldn't change their summer plans too much. The goal was always to bolster the attack, and while the extent of Sturridge's injury might add more urgency to the team's search for a striker, the idea remains the same.

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