Liverpool media round-up: Klopp's hopes for Sturridge as he returns, comments on costly mistakes

Daniel Sturridge

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes that Daniel Sturridge has put his injury problems behind him ahead of his latest comeback for the side when the Reds face West Ham United in an FA Cup fourth round replay at the Boleyn Ground.

Sturridge has been sidelined since December - though he was an unused substitute during the side's 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the weekend.

Klopp is quoted in the Mirror, saying: "We had to wait for Daniel, and that always sounds like a criticism, but really it is only a description of the situation. Nothing else.

"Yes, we are hoping that waiting means he is through that period. Everybody hopes this. Daniel hopes it. I hope it.

"That's absolutely normal. That's what we tried to do after the last injury.

"When we saw him in training, then yeah, you know why everybody is waiting for him. There are a lot of reasons.

"Why shouldn't it be possible? It's possible (for him to be injury free). And then everything will be good, and hopefully in one year, we don't want to talk about this any more."

Klopp will be hoping there is no repeat of the mistakes that cost his side all three points against Sunderland at the weekend as his side threw away two-goal lead in the closing stages to the Black Cats while Klopp was recuperating in hospital after having appendix removed.

The German said that it wasn't a complete surprise that Liverpool had conceded two late goals, a sad indictment of how prone the side has become to errors in recent weeks and months.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “It was not a complete surprise that we conceded the second goal against Sunderland to be honest. It was not: ‘Wow! How can it be?’

“I was in bed and I thought: ‘Okay’. I was not sure that we would win it. That’s the situation.

“But everything is okay as long as we take these things and try to get better because the only thing that’s not allowed is that you stop trying. I think it’s obvious that the team is always trying.” 

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