Wednesday November 19th, 2014

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a new thigh injury, the club announced Wednesday. The Guardian's Andy Hunter reports Sturridge is expected to miss six weeks, a timeline that would leave him sidelined until the start of the new year. 

Sturridge injured his hamstring in early September while on international duty with England. He strained a calf muscle in October while nearing a comeback. Last week, Sturridge returned to training for the first time since the initial injury. He has not played since an Aug. 31 match against Tottenham. 

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Sturridge was second in the Premier League last season with 21 goals, behind teammate Luis Suarez. Suarez was sold to Barcelona this summer and Liverpool has struggled to find a replacement. The team has managed only 14 goals in 11 league games this season. Strikers Rickie Lambert, Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli​ have not scored a single goal. 

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Liverpool is currently 11th in the Premier League, and has an important Champions League game against Bulgarian side Ludogorets next week.

- Dan Gartland

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