Daniel Sturridge To Miss Three Key Liverpool Matches Including Champions League Return With Real Madrid

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The striker is also expected to be absent for the Newcastle and Chelsea games.

There is more bad news for Liverpool concerning the fitness of Daniel Sturridge as the striker will also miss the next three matches with Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Chelsea, according to the Mirror.

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Sturridge has not played for the Reds since August 31 and the 3-0 Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur and the team have missed his attacking presence.

New signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, as well as Fabio Borini, have all struggled to find any form upfront and this has only highlighted how much the side misses Luis Suarez – who left for FC Barcelona over the summer.

However, as impressive as Suarez was during the Merseysiders’ second placed finish in the English top tier last season, Sturridge was also an important component and scored 21 league goals.

It therefore shows just how crucial the 25-year-old is to manager Brendan Rodgers and the Northern Irishman is understandably frustrated at not having the England international available.

Sturridge picked up his latest calf problem whilst on international duty with the Three Lions back in September, but it is the eighth time now that the forward has been struck down since arriving at Anfield in January 2013.

Rodgers’ men face Newcastle on Saturday, then Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday and then the Blues the following weekend and the attacker is likely to be absent for all three fixtures.

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