Klopp: Sturridge injury not serious

Date published: Wednesday 9th December 2015 8:16

Jurgen Klopp says that Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury is not serious, but that he needs to build up the striker’s resistance.

Liverpool announced that Sturridge had suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday’s defeat to Newcastle. It is the latest in a long line of setbacks suffered by the England striker. 

Yet Klopp was optimistic about the striker’s recovery.

“It is like always, it is a hamstring and it is not easy to say when he can be back for us,” Klopp said.

“There are two different things we have to look at: the injury and bringing him into shape so it is not so intense.

“If you look at his history in the last month or year he could not train for a long time. It is always train, then be available, then get the next injury. It is what makes more sense for his general shape. I cannot say at this moment what we will do exactly.

“It’s not serious. He had 60 minutes v Southampton, another 30 versus Newcastle. But he felt something in muscle. We have to build up resistance.”

Liverpool face FC Sion in the Europa League on Thursday evening. They will soon have more English company.

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