Last night brought another bad news for Liverpool. Their star striker who was recovering well from a thigh injury suffered yet another blow. Daniel Sturridge was believed to be a part of squad traveling to QPR but a calf injury suffered in training has side-lined the English striker for yet another month. This is a hammer blow for Rodgers' men who were hopeful that the return of Sturridge can end strikers' problem for Reds. Sturridge has now missed more than 200 days for Liverpool due to injuries.
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Sturridge's Liverpool career so far has been much similar to another man playing in 90s for Liverpool. Jamie Redknapp, former Liverpool captain and current Sky Sports Pundit also had a similar injury hunted life at the Merseyside. Jamie, son of famous Manager Harry Redknapp, joined Liverpool in 1991. In fact, he was the last signing of Kenny Dalglish at that time. He fought for his place at Liverpool and became a regular starter in 1993-94 season. He was a crowd favourite just like Sturridge.
But injuries started striking in his 4th year at Liverpool. While playing for England on November 15, he suffered a knee injury due to which he missed next 4 months for Liverpool. And this was the start of his injury hit career. When Jamie returned after 4 months, he once again got injured while playing for England in Euro 1996.
Redknapp had picked up injuries against Switzerland, Scotland, South Africa, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday. The S-curse had struck again.
Jamie Redknapp and his international duty never got along well. Once again he got injured while on international duty in 1997. His Liverpool career was cut short by fatal injuries and he never recovered fully from it. He even missed the World Cup 1998 due to an injury suffered in a league match.
During his Liverpool career, Jamie Redknapp suffered more than 10 injuries which cut short his spell at Anfield!
Jamie Redknapp showed the world of his abilities in 1998-99. He scored 10 goals in 39 apps and was in the form of his life. However, next season brought yet another injury woe for the English Midfielder. He missed whole of season 2000-01. Such a series of injuries forced him to persuade a move away from the Mersey side. He was sold to Tottenham in 2002 which brought an end of his 11 years Liverpool career.
So all is not good for Daniel Sturridge at the moment. His back to back injuries have posed serious questions over his Liverpool career. And in order to avoid the fate of his English Predecessor, Sturridge has to work very hard.
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