Daniel Sturridge left the game in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland yesterday with an ankle injury.
Liverpool fans have been fearing the worst, but Goal quote Jurgen Klopp in saying:
“He had a knock on his right ankle. I don’t think it’s too bad.”
Sturridge has a reputation as an injury prone player, and he has never been able to get a consistent run of games together under Klopp.
This is particularly bad timing for the English striker, as the departure of Sadio Mane to the Africa Cup of Nations combined with Philippe Coutinho’s injury means that his path to the first team is totally clear. Not only that, but Jurgen Klopp desperately needs goalscorers, with two of his most potent attacking options out of action.
Liverpool conceded two penalties and looked tired against the Black Cats, who themselves were battling to show what they could do after taking a hammering at the weekend.