Sturridge doubt for run-in

The 25-year-old has been sidelined for the last three matches with a hip injury and will not return for Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Sturridge has been plagued with injuries all season, making just 18 appearances in all competitions, and Rodgers expressed sympathy for the England forward.

“It’s been difficult, Daniel is a good lad who wants to play and help the team but it’s been one of those seasons for him,” he said.

“He’s been very unfortunate and we’ll have to monitor day-by-day and see where he’s at.

“When he’s been fit, he’s been brilliant, it’s just about getting him back on a consistent basis. Whether that’s this season, or pre-season, has to be seen.”