Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed Daniel Sturridge is still unavailable for the Premier League game against Chelsea on Saturday 8 November and has said he could be "a way off returning" to action.
The Merseysiders host the league leaders with the aim of putting the back-to-back defeats against Newcastle United in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League behind them.
The 25-year-old striker has missed Liverpool's last 13 games due to injuries and it appears he will be unable to help his side in the game against his former club.
Sturridge picked up a thigh injury at the start of September while on international duty and when he was ready to return to action earlier last month, he suffered a setback with his calf during a training session at Melwood, which has prolonged his spell on the sidelines.
Rodgers previously said Sturridge was unlikely to be back in action before next week's international break, with his return most likely in the game against Crystal Palace on 23 November.
But speculation suggested the striker could return before that after he made the trip to Madrid with the Liverpool squad in advance of the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Real on Tuesday 4 November.
However, when asked about that, Rodgers said: "Daniel Sturridge was out on the field with the rehab team today but he's still a way off returning."
Meanwhile, England manager Roy Hodgson has also ruled out the striker for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Slovenia and the friendly against Scotland next week.