New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge’s knee injury “is not too serious” after the striker was ruled out against Tottenham.
Sturridge travelled with the squad to London on Friday afternoon for Klopp’s first game, but failed a fitness test on Saturday morning.
Klopp told BT Sport: “I don’t think it’s too serious. He had a collision with Jordan Ibe in training and there is a bit of swelling.”
Divick Origi was handed his first Premier League start of the season against Tottenham with Sturridge missing.
The Belgium star has started in the Europa League, but he has not featured in the Premier League since the 3-1 defeat at Manchester United last month, where he was a second-half sub.
Origi has played just 17 minutes of league football since his £10million arrival from Lille but he will lead the line in the capital with Sturridge ruled out with a sore knee he picked up in training.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 17, 2015
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino opted to play Deli Alli and Mousa Dembele in the centre of midfield with Eric Dier missing.