Daniel Sturridge's return to action for Liverpool was short lived. The England international came back from a five-month injury lay-off in September and scored two goals in three games.
However, the former Chelsea man has no featured during Jurgen Klopp's short reign as manager and is set to miss out once again when the Reds face Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup.
Having picked up an impact injury to his knee, following a collision with Jordon Ibe, the 26-year-old was only expected to be out of action for a week or so.
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But the midweek clash will be the fourth game on the bounce that Sturridge has missed after his manager confirmed he had not recovered enough from the knee problem.
As per Sky Sports, the German boss said: "There's nothing new. Sturridge is getting better but not quick enough to change the situation for us tomorrow."
The latest knock is just another setback in what has been a troublesome 14 months for the Liverpool forward.
He has been limited to just 21 appearances since the start of last season and has had to deal with thigh, calf, hip and knee issues.
The frustrating thing for Liverpool fans and Sturridge is that he is one of the most natural goalscorers in the Premier League. His 42 goals in 68 appearances for the Anfield club showcase his talents.
However, this latest problem has seemingly sent a few Liverpool fans over the edge, with some suggesting it is about time the club cut their losses with the injury-prone forward.
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