Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has said he will try and help his teammates through their difficult times on the sidelines through injury - with in-form striker Divock Origi the latest player to be added to the treatment room.
Origi was on the wrong end of a poor tackle from Ramiro Funes Mori in the 4-0 Merseyside derby win over Everton at Anfield, and is set to be out for the remainder of the season with ankle ligament damage, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Jordan Henderson and Emre Can have also suffered knee and ankle injuries respectively in recent weeks which means they are likely to miss nearly all, if not every one of the Reds' remaining games this season.
Sturridge is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: I always speak to the players who have had injuries. I’ve had to deal with them and it is a mental rollercoaster having to deal with them so I always try to give them a boost because there can be low points when you are injured and you feel alone and not part of things.
“Hopefully they all recover fast. Hendo, Emre, Divock have all done exceptional this season so hopefully they will all be back before the end of the season."
Sturridge has had a catalogue of injury problems over the past 18 months so there isn't anyone better placed to advise his teammates in the squad on how to cope with the challenges that recovering from a setback can do.
They are three key players for Liverpool and the Reds are going to have to cope between now and the end of the season as they aim for Europa League glory as well as finishing as high as possible in the Premier League.
Sturridge will now play a key part during the run-in in Origi's absence, and has shown signs of good form himself, but losing a striker that has scored five goals in five games is a blow to any side at this stage of the season.