Klopp delivers latest Liverpool injury update ahead Norwich game
Jurgen Klopp discusses Daniel Sturridge's latest injury setback
Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury setback isn’t serious after the Liverpool striker missed Thursday night’s 1-0 win against Bordeaux.
The England international hasn’t featured for the Reds since Klopp took over the reins from Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers following October’s Merseyside derby.
Everyone wants him back on the pitch but we all have to learn. Training for him was intensive
Sturridge’s last appearance came in the goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park after he returned for three games following an operation on his hip at the start of the summer.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference at Melwood on Friday ahead of the visit of Norwich City on Sunday, Klopp revealed Sturridge’s body is still getting up to speed after his latest injury scare.
“I don’t know. But five weeks in a row without playing means he needs matches. It is not that serious,” Klopp said.
“It’s completely normal after a long injury. His body had to adapt to the new intensity of training and learn what is serious pain and what is only pain.
“Everyone wants him back on the pitch but we all have to learn. Training for him was intensive. But we have to stay patient. I am sorry for you, sorry for me, sorry for him.”
Klopp added that Jordan Henderson is on the brink of a return from a heel injury which has kept the Liverpool captain sidelined since a 1-0 win against Bournemouth in August.
“He wants to play but we have to wait. We’ll see every day how he adapts to the intensity of the previous day.
“Henderson is always [knocking] on the door, wanting to play. But he needs to be perfect physically. When in that shape we can use him.”
Liverpool face Norwich City on Sunday afternoon after a 4-1 win at Manchester City last weekend.