Sturridge picks up a calf injury during training at Melwood.
In the midst of the tiredness row surrounding his wonderkid winger Raheem Sterling, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been dealt a massive blow this evening, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that striker Daniel Sturridge has broken down in training and is set to be ruled out of action for another four weeks with a calf injury.
Sturridge has already been missing for more than a month after sustaining an injury whilst on international duty with England, leading to a first row between Rodgers and Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson, but this new setback has occured in Liverpool training ahead of Sturridge’s expected return to first team action this weekend.
The striker will now definitely be unavailable for Sunday’s clash with Queens Park Rangers, a game that Liverpool must win to keep pace with the top four, and will also definitely miss out when the Reds face Real Madrid in a huge Champions League tie this week.
It will come as a huge blow to Liverpool fans, with it having been clear that Liverpool lack a certain dynamism and pace in attack when Sturridge is ruled out, with Summer signing Mario Balotelli yet to cut the mustard in a Red shirt since his summer arrival from AC Milan.