Jurgen Klopp remains confident that Daniel Sturridge’s injury is not serious but says the striker “needs time” to get fit for Liverpool.
The striker’s time at Anfield has been blighted by injuries, and what appeared to be a minor knock to his knee in training will keep him out again when the Reds take on Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup,
Klopp understands the focus on Sturridge’s fitness given his history and his importance to the Reds, but he remains confident the problem is not serious.
He said: “I’m not sure I saw the one-on-one with Jordon Ibe in training but it’s a knock. Now there’s a little bit of fluid inside.
“He can walk, he can swim, but that’s not enough for playing football. There’s not too much fluid so that’s why we can say it’s not serious. We don’t have to think about surgeries or things like this, but he needs time.
“I know about his history with injuries of course. I have no experience with things with him, that’s another thing I have to learn and to see but, if he can train, he can play.
“And until then we don’t have to talk about it.”
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