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Daniel Sturridge injured again, could miss another month

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on August 25, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Daniel Sturridge just can’t catch a break.

After missing more than a month of play after injuring his thigh in training with England, Sturridge was on pace to make his return for Liverpool this Sunday against Queens Park Rangers.

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Unfortunately for Liverpool, Sturridge picked up a calf strain in training and may be sidelined yet another month for the Reds.

If the timetable for Sturridge’s return is correct, he could miss massive games for Liverpool, including their Premier League matchup with Chelsea in early November along with both of the Reds’ Champions League clashes with Real Madrid.

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After scoring 25 goals in all competitions last season, Sturridge was supposed to be the main man for Liverpool up top with the departure of Luis Suarez. However, Sturridge has only played in three games this season as Liverpool sit in the middle of the table.

With Sturridge sidelined for another long period of time, Brendan Rodgers will be desperate for Rickie Lambert to find his form at Anfield. After moving from Southampton this summer, the English striker has admittedly struggled to recapture the form that saw him featured in England’s World Cup squad this summer.

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Lambert has yet to score for Liverpool, as both himself and fellow summer-signing Mario Balotelli have added pressure to score without the likes of Daniel Sturridge in the lineup.

Liverpool travel to Loftus Road where they face Queens Park Rangers this Sunday. The match can be seen live at 7:30 a.m. on NBCSN or online via Live Extra.