Daniel Sturridge is set to make his comeback against former club Manchester City this weekend when Liverpool travels to Emirates stadium.
Sturridge has only made three appearances thus far for Liverpool FC, but in his three appearances he has netted two goals.
He plays as forward alternating between striker and winger for Liverpool and would be making his first appearance playing under Klopp.
The manager isn’t overly confident about Sturridge’s condition,
“He is as fit as he can be after a long break. Of course he is not at 100 per cent and of course we have to see,”
“Everyone wants to see more of him on the pitch so you have to train but we have to find the right balance.”
Klopp says he will make his decision on Friday, but so far Sturridge has not reported any problems with full first team practices which is a hopeful sign.
Liverpool will certainly want him on the pitch for the power of his foot as they have only walked away with one victory in their last five matches.
Klopp hinted at planning to use Sturridge as a super-sub,
“As a striker sometimes five minutes is enough and I have to decide this tomorrow. I don’t know what I will do when I build the squad, I have to think about it.”
Think on it he will. If Sturridge comes on and scores Klopp will look like the football guru he’s often portrayed to be, but on the other side if Sturridge comes on and exacerbates his recovering injury the fan base will be displeased.
The German will leave us waiting until Friday.