Liverpool have confirmed striker Daniel Sturridge will remain sidelined after picking up his third injury in a row while training.
The 25-year-old striker firstly picked up a thigh injury at the start of September while on international duty. When he was ready to return to action earlier last month, Sturridge damaged his calf during training at Melwood, which has prolonged his spell on the sidelines.
Sturridge was expected to finally return to action against Crystal Palace on Sunday after returning to first team training.
However, on Tuesday the striker suffered a new setback while training and may be out of action for another six weeks.
Liverpool confirmed the news through an official statement but refused to say how much longer he will be out of action.
"Liverpool Football Club today confirmed scans have revealed Daniel Sturridge has sustained a new thigh injury," the club said.
"The player will remain unavailable for selection but will be monitored and assessed during his recovery."
Sturridge has not featured for his club since the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on 31 August.
Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have failed to fill his void up front, and Liverpool currently sit in 11<sup>th Premier League place after eleven games.