Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow to their hopes of getting their season back on track with the news that Daniel Sturridge has suffered another thigh injury.
The 25-year-old has been out of action since August after picking up a thigh problem during England training in early September.
Sturridge was due to return at the end of October, but just days from his return pulled up with another injury. Reports on Tuesday night suggest lightning has struck twice.
The former Chelsea forward pulled out of training earlier in the day with a suspected reoccurance of his original thigh problem, which caused much furore between Brendan Rodgers and England boss Roy Hodgson.
RE: Sturridge. It's the same thigh that kept him out earlier this season. Limped out of training session. Scan results expected tomorrow.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) November 18, 2014
Daniel Sturridge pulled up with a thigh problem in training today. Unbelievable.
— Andy Hunter (@AHunterGuardian) November 18, 2014
Rodgers and Liverpool now face an anxious wait for results from Sturridge’s scan to determine at what cost the striker’s latest setback will be.
Liverpool had hoped to give Sturridge and Mario Balotelli only their second game together when the Reds travel to Crystal Palace this Sunday after positive news over the latter’s availability.
Without Sturridge this season Liverpool have struggled to find much attacking ammunition. Between them, Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini at yet to score a single Premier League goal.
There was further bad news for Liverpool as England boss Roy Hodgson told media after their win over Scotland that Jordan Henderson has been struggling with a minor hamstring injury.
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