Both good and bad news for Liverpool as the Merseyside club finds out that Daniel Sturridge could miss the first two months of next season after having undergone a hip operation in New York on Tuesday.
Despite the timeframe being a setback for the Liverpool striker, the medical department at Anfield view it as a major success following information forwarded to the club by orthopaedic surgeon Bryan T Kelly who thinks he was able to identify and fix the problem that was causing all of Sturridge’s muscle problems, with the diagnosis being that the Liverpool striker given rest can get back to his best.
All this of course will have no effect on manager Brendan Rodgers summer transfer plans with the Liverpool boss expected to overhaul his current front-line after a season that saw the Reds only score half the number of goals that they managed before when Luis Suarez was still a part of the team.
The Belgium international forward Divock Origi will arrive at Anfield following a season-long loan spell at French Ligue 1 side Lille, but Rodgers still needs to find two other players that can provide the club with goals.
It is not only Liverpool’s forward-line that Rodgers needs to address either with as many as eight players expected to leave the club this summer, Rodgers has his hands full trying to attract top talent, as Dutch winger Memphis Depay showed by joining Manchester United rather than Liverpool