Football: Liverpool's in-form forward Daniel Sturridge faces up to 8 weeks out

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, on Saturday Nov 23, 2013. Sturridge is set to be out for six to eight
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, on Saturday Nov 23, 2013. Sturridge is set to be out for six to eight weeks, said Brendan Rodgers. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

LONDON - Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is set to be out for six to eight weeks, said Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds manager was speaking ahead of his side's Premier League match against Hull City on Sunday, when Sturridge was absent from his line-up.

The 24-year-old England international, who has scored nine league goals this season, injured his ankle in training on Friday.