Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Daniel Sturridge could miss the opening Premier League clash of the season against Arsenal.
The star striker missed Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Barcelona with a hip problem and did not travel to Germany to take on Mainz.
The Reds were crushed 4-0 by the Bundesliga outfit on Sunday as the Reds continue to struggle with the fitness of their first choice striker.
Liverpool did send out a Tweet prior to the Barcelona clash underlining that the absence of Sturridge was “precautionary”.
However, when Klopp was asked regarding Strurridge’s availability for the Arsenal clash he was quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying the following two word reply: “No answer.”
Sturridge has struggled with injury problems since joining Liverpool from Chelsea and has made just 43 appearances over the past two league campaigns.
Klopp could also be without James Milner, Dejan Lovren, Loris Karius, Lucas Leiva, Mamadou Sakho, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip next weekend.
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