Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will return to the US to discover whether he needs surgery on a troublesome hip injury that is likely to rule him out until the end of the season.
Sturridge originally sustained the injury in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Anfield and although he has played twice since, Brendan Rodgers last week suggested he could be out until the end of the current campaign.
The Daily Mail claim that this eventuality now seems likely given he’s scheduled to return to Boston and a visit to specialist orthopaedic surgeon Dr Peter Asnis.
It would be the second time Sturridge flew across the Atlantic after visiting the country in December to finally fix a thigh problem that kept him out of the first five months of the season.
And with Sturridge’s fitness hardly the most reliable this season, and back-up Liverpool strikers Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert hardly proving their worth, it’s claimed Brendan Rodgers will look to the transfer market in the summer to rectify his attacking woes.
PSV striker Memphis Depay is their No.1 target say the Mail, and he is keen on a move to Anfield.
But given reports from other media outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, say it’s likely the Reds will have to compete with Manchester United for his services.