Daniel Sturridge has suffered another injury setback after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted some ‘issues’ are affecting the player’s rehabilitation.
The striker has suffered an injury ravaged season and has only managed 106 minutes on the pitch since the German’s arrival at the club, with his latest injury coming in December at Newcastle and Klopp admits he will not play in their next games against West Ham United and Leicester City.
Klopp wants Sturridge to prove his fitness with the first team and he wants him to have between seven and eight straight training sessions with the team before he is considered for games, but the setbacks means the striker may still be out till the middle of February.
“There is not really any news about him. I don’t have anything to tell you. He is still working,” said Klopp.
“Sometimes it is better, sometimes it is a bit worse because of other issues. That is all. He has done a lot of sessions in the last few weeks but it is always interrupted with a few breaks.
“He needs consistency in the sessions and that’s what we try to do. That is all. His injury history means this is normal. It is not coincidence.
“Some things are not right if you are injured that often. We have to be really sensitive with all the information we get. That is what we try to do.
“We’re trying to find a point from which we can train and build up fitness. He could do a lot of sessions in the last few weeks, but like I said they have always been interrupted with a few different issues where we always have to see and wait on what happens. That is how it is,” the German added.