If the title didn’t let you know already, Daniel Sturridge is out.
And no, there’s no telling when he’ll be back.
The Liverpool striker suffered a hamstring injury after coming on late in Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat by New Castle United. This is only three games after his comeback from knee issues earlier in the campaign.
Klopp was his expected casual upbeat in the post-game interview,
“It’s a hamstring and it’s not easy to say when he can be back for us,”
“The good thing with the muscle injury is that early [on] he can start to run and to train – not football but all the other things he needs. If you look at his history in the last months, and maybe the last year, it’s not a long time he’s been able to train.”
Sturridge has only managed six appearances since April 2015 for Liverpool.
And while he’s managed 4 goals, a club can’t compete when their strongest striker is sidelined as much as he’s on the pitch.
There have been talks on whether Sturridge is ‘injured’ or ‘in pain’ and if the 26 year-old is familiar with the difference.
Klopp has said earlier in 2015,
“If it wasn’t someone with the quality of Daniel, no one would think about it. You have to learn to adapt to the new intensity of training. You have to learn what is serious pain and what is only pain.”
Sturridge better start coming around to this new way of thinking or Klopp may spend on a new attacking talent in January.