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Liverpool have suffered a huge blow ahead of their clash with QPR with the news that striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a setback.
The England forward is expected to be out for up to another four weeks after the striker injured his calf in training midweek. The player has not featured for Liverpool since August 30 was poised to make his comeback this weekend however, the 25-year-old is now facing another spell out of the team.
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Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed his star man would out for another couple of weeks, saying “Daniel has pulled his calf. He’s looking at being out for another two to four weeks”
“It’s a big blow as we were looking forward to welcoming Daniel back. He has worked tirelessly.
“But we have other players training hard and working hard and we will turn to them. It’s why we bulked up the squad in the summer.”
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Rodgers is also sweating over the fitness of Dejan Lovren (abdominal) and Mamadou Sakho (thigh) however midfielders Emre Can (ankle) and Joe Allen (knee) are set to return to the squad.
The Reds are currently 9th in the table on 10 points after an inconsistent start to the season.
QPR meanwhile have not just been inconsistent they have been poor. The league’s bottom side have won just once this season, a 1-0 win over Sunderland and are without a win in four games.
Their poor start has put manager Harry Redknapp under pressure however the former Spurs boss has played down talk over his future, “It was never going to be easy this season,” he said. “There’s been a big upheaval. The lads haven’t hit the ground running”
Redknapp will be without Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch for the game however Nico Kranjcar is expected to feature despite suffering a broken toe. Chile duo Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Isla returned late from International duty and will be assessed before the game.