Liverpool could be without Daniel Sturridge for their return to Champions League action, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The 25-year-old injured himself whilst training with England over the weekend, and whilst no definite time period has been established for his comeback, some reports have suggested he could be out for as long as a month.
That would see Sturridge miss the Reds first Champions League game for five years, when Brendan Rodgers side take on Ludogorets of Bulgaria at Anfield on Tuesday September 12.
Rickie Lambert could replace Sturridge for both club and country, whilst the pressure will be on new signing Mario Balotelli to fire goals in his absence.
Another possible replacement is Fabio Borini, after the striker refused to leave Anfield on transfer deadline day in a bid to fight for first team football.
The young forward fired 10 goals in all competitions for Sunderland last term, as the Black Cat’s narrowly avoided relegation.
Sturridge is set to undergo further scans at the Reds Melwood training ground today.