Liverpool have been dealt a big blow following reports of their striker Daniel Sturridge picking up yet another injury during training at Melwood Park on Tuesday.
Despite finding a lot of success since his £12 million switch from Chelsea to Liverpool in the winter of 2013, the 25-year-old striker's Anfield career has been plagued with regular injuries.
The former Manchester City striker, who has been out of action since the beginning of September after picking up a thigh strain during training sessions with England, was expected to make his comeback during Liverpool's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
But according to ESPN, Sturridge, who scored 21 goals from 29 Premier League appearances for Liverpool last season, is facing more time on the sidelines, after picking up a fresh thigh injury during practice sessions with the Reds.
Earlier, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had blamed the Three Lions head coach Roy Hodgson for Sturridge's injury, accusing the former West Bromwich Albion manger for over-training the striker.
But later the former Swansea City manager was not able to point a finger at anyone as the striker, who was on the verge of making his comeback on 16 October, suffered yet another injury while training at Melwood Park, ruling him out for a further three weeks.
Now the same thing seems to have happened again as Sturridge has reportedly picked up another injury in training. However, the extent of the latest injury is yet to be determined as the England striker is yet to undergo a scan.
Sturridge's problem will certainly be a big blow for Liverpool as they are currently struggling in the Premier League and other competitions this season.
The Reds, who scored 101 goals in the 2013/14 Premier League campaign, have only managed 14 from 11 fixtures this time around, with their new signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert failing to do well in front of goal.
This latest injury setback will probably prompt Rodgers to speed up his efforts to sign a new striker in January, especially with the Reds already being linked to a host of names including Porto's Jackson Martinez and Marseille 's Andre-Pierre Gignac.