More woe for Sturridge as striker picks up calf injury

Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out for up to another four weeks after picking up a calf injury on his comeback to fitness, Sky Sports is reporting.

The striker had been on the road to recovery after he suffered a thigh injury whilst on England duty but has now been dealt a fresh blow that will hurt fans and manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool haven’t quite looked the same team without their main marksman, with Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini struggling to fill the goal scoring void left by the England man.

Rodgers will be seething after the latest blow, especially after criticising the England camp for Sturridge’s ‘preventable’ injury in the first place.

He has not played any competitive football since early September and is now set to potentially miss another month of football.

Rodgers said: “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.”

In total the 25-year-old, who bagged 24 goals in 33 appearances last season, could miss up to seven more games for the Anfield outfit – including the two star studded clashes with Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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