Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge undergoes hip surgery

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has had hip surgery in the United States to fix his recurring injury problem that has blighted his season. The England international revealed that the surgery went successfully, and his manager is hoping that will put an end to the ongoing issues he’s had throughout the campaign, reports Sky Sports.

Sturridge has been limited to a handful of starts in the Premier League with Liverpool this season, as manager Brendan Rodgers has looked to avoid exacerbating his injury problems when he did come back to fitness. The former Manchester City and Chelsea striker was supposed to end the season playing for the Reds, but the surgery could ensure he won’t have any repeat of an injury next season.

Liverpool have certainly suffered in his absence, with the Merseysiders currently outside of the top-four in the Premier League. Sturridge scored over 20 league goals last season, but this campaign sees the Reds’ highest scorer Raheem Sterling with just seven goals. It’s clear how much they miss Sturridge, and if they can get the England forward firing in 2015/16, Liverpool could be challenging for the title again.

“Just want to let the world know I’ve had a successful operation on my hip today and I want to thank God for allowing that to be possible. Onwards and upwards from here. Thanks for the support. Daniel,” he said via Instagram.

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