Sturridge picked up a hamstring injury against Manchester City on Sunday and while the club remains optimistic he can play a part against the Canaries a return for the crunch match against Chelsea seems more likely.

Rodgers admitted that Sturridge had been lucky in that the injury wasn't as serious as it could have been, and admitted that the player's quick recovery from injury in the past did give him hope.

He said: "He may struggle for the weekend.

"It's not too serious and won't keep him out for too many weeks, but he may be out for the weekend.

"We'll assess it more over the next couple of days, but that's how we're looking at it at the moment."

Rodgers added: "He may well make a real good recovery over the next few days and be ready for the weekend.