Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that striker Daniel Sturridge is set to miss between two to four weeks due to a calf injury picked up in training.
The 25-year-old has been out of action since the 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in late August following a thigh strain and was expected to be back in action for the Reds this week.
After finally joining in with training ahead of Liverpool’s weekend clash at Queens Park Rangers, Sturridge pulled up with a calf injury and boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed the extent from the scans.
“Daniel has pulled his calf, he’s looking at being out for another two to four weeks.” He is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“It’s a big blow as we were looking forward to welcoming Daniel back. He has worked tirelessly but we have other players training hard and working hard and we will turn to them. It’s why we bulked up the squad in the summer.”
The England international striker netted 21 goals for the Merseyside outfit last season and his absence has been hugely felt this term.
His injury could mean he misses as many as seven games between now and the next international window, including the doubleheader against Real Madrid plus a clash with his former club Chelsea at Anfield.
Games Sturridge could miss:
QPR v Liverpool (Premier League)
Liverpool v Real Madrid (Champions League)
Liverpool v Hull City (Premier League)
Liverpool v Swansea City (Premier League)
Newcastle United v Liverpool (Premier League)
Real Madrid v Liverpool (Champions League)
Liverpool v Chelsea (Premier League)