Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered another injury setback and has been forced to sit out his side's Europa League clash against Bordeaux tonight.
The England international has made just three appearances for the Reds this term thanks to a string of injuries, but he looked set to make his comeback at Anfield tonight after boss Jurgen Klopp declared earlier this week that the 26-year-old was moving 'closer' to making a return.
However the German boss has confirmed ahead of tonight's game that Sturridge has suffered a setback and has injured his foot, meaning he won't be involved.
Now the former Manchester City and Chelsea ace faces an anxious wait to find out the results of a scan which will determine the extent of his injury - although Klopp refused to be drawn into speculation.
"I cannot say more,' the former Borussia Dortmund boss told BT Sport ahead of the game this evening. Klopp had previously admitted he wanted a more 'robust' Sturridge going forward.
Liverpool fans were understandably frustrated with the news and took to Twitter to express themselves.
Liverpool are on the cusp of qualifying for the next round of the Europa League and will secure their place in the knockout stages with a win tonight.
Kolo Toure comes in Martin Skrtel who is ill, Jordon Ibe replaces Philippe Coutinho, who is injured but should be back for the weekend, and Christian Benteke and Joe Allen replace Adam Lallana and Emre Can, who should see some action from the bench.