Jurgen Klopp explains Daniel Sturridge’s absence for Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge did not feature for Liverpool in Saturday’s Premier League game at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained to the club’s official website why Daniel Sturridge did not feature against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The England international striker was not even on the substitutes’ bench for the Premier League game at White Hart Lane in North London.

“We had a bad week with injuries,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. “The best news is it’s not a serious thing with Daniel. But in a week like this with two ACL, we could not risk it.

“Daniel had a one-on-one situation with Jordon Ibe in training; I didn’t see it but after he said he had a little pain in a muscle.

“We made a diagnosis and screened him to be sure – we can see a little bit of swelling but nothing really serious. So we have to see. I hope he’s ready to play on Thursday.”

Sturridge is a very good striker and one of the best players in the current Liverpool squad, and perhaps his presence in the team on Saturday would have made a difference.

The former Chelsea striker has not been fully fit for several months now, and it made sense that Klopp did not want to risk him against Tottenham.

Hopefully for the Liverpool fans, Sturridge will regain full fitness soon and will be able to start regularly for the Reds in the coming months.

The Merseyside outfit are challenging for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, and they need the former Manchester City striker to be firing on all cylinders.

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