Daniel Sturridge insists he is still “feeling great” after easing fears he suffered a thigh injury in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
With Sturridge among the scorers, Liverpool produced an energetic display which blew the Germans away and booked a place in the Audi Cup final against Atletico Madrid.
But in scoring his goal, Sturridge hurt his thigh and was soon subbed off in the Allianz Arena.
However, the revitalised striker insists there is nothing to worry about.
“It just a little bit of tension kicking off,” he said. “I’ve done a lot of running and a lot of work. We train on the morning of the games. I think it’s just a bit of fatigue to be honest. I’ll be okay.
“I’m feeling great, I’ve put in a lot of work, I trained a lot in the summer in LA. I haven’t missed many sessions here, they’re looking after me, we have done triple sessions and things like that.
“I’ve trained nearly every session. I’m feeling the best I’ve felt for a little while and I’m looking forward to the season and hopefully we can have some success.”
Sturridge notched his first goal of this pre-season to put the gloss on a magnificent win in the Audi Cup after Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah had scored in the first half, collecting Ben Woodburn’s throughball and lofting it over Sven Ulreich.
Liverpool now face Atletico on Wednesday in the final and will hope to continue their good form ahead of their Premier League opener against Watford on August 12.
Asked how bad the injury was, Reds manager Klopp told a post-match press conference: “I can’t say yet. He hurt his thigh.
“He has prepared well, really well, so I hope this is just a small injury and that he can play again soon.
“The goal was great and he had a chance just before that. You could see how fast he is.
“It’s a shame and I hope it’s nothing serious.”