Daniel Sturridge‘s injury, suffered while on international duty with England last week, has been confirmed after results of the scan he had on his thigh.
The 25-year-old forward faces two to three weeks on the sidelines, meaning he will miss Saturday’s game against Aston Villa, the Champions League opener against Ludogarets next week and the trip to West Ham the following weekend.
He’ll also be doubtful for the League Cup tie against Middlesbrough.
Liverpool hope that he will be able to return for the Merseyside derby at the end of the month.
It’s the fourth injury the former Chelsea forward has picked up while on international duty for Roy Hodgson’s side since moving to Liverpool in January last year.
Thankfully, in Sturridge’s absence, Liverpool have plenty of options available in attack; new signings Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert, along with Philippe Coutinho and Fabio Borini, are all options for Brendan Rodgers this Saturday – none of which started the win at Tottenham last time out.