Daniel Sturridge flies to Boston to visit doctors, could need surgery

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Daniel Sturridge’s season at Liverpool has not gone as planned.

Following the departure of Luis Suarez, Sturridge was set to be the Reds’ go-to striker, but his season has been riddled by injuries as he has failed to maintain his position in Brendan Rodgers’ lineup.

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Sturridge has now flown to Boston to visit Red Sox team doctors to see if he will need surgery on the nagging hip injury that has hindered the striker all season.

The Red Sox and Liverpool are both owned by Fenway Sports Group.

It is not the first time Sturridge has gone to America to try and solve his health issues, as he was sent to Los Angeles in December to rehabilitate his injuries.

He missed time early in the season with a thigh problem before returning and injuring his calf, and now his hip is the latest body part to fail for the English striker.

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At 25-years-old, Liverpool should be worried about the amount of time Sturridge has missed this season and his inability to stay healthy. With Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli both lost at Anfield, the Reds’ offense has been a shadow of the attack that scored 101 goals in the league last season.

Liverpool has been linked with a summer move for Burnley striker Danny Ings, and also have Divock Origi who could be recalled from his loan spell at Lille. No matter who Brendan Rodgers brings in, Liverpool needs Sturridge to stay healthy and contribute on the pitch if they want to battle for a Champions League berth next season.