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Sturridge Jinxes Self, Says He's Ready To Go

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As a trip to Etihad Stadium approaches, Daniel Sturridge claims he's fully fit and anxious to start contributing under Jürgen Klopp.

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Over the past several seasons, no player news fills us with more dread than that of striker Daniel Sturridge. The news is almost always injury related: either a newly developed ailment, or an unforeseen (or increasingly totally foreseen) injury complication. Even news that he's approaching match fitness has become cringe-worthy, as it seems like one big set-up for disappointment.

So, it is with great trepidation that I bring you the second Daniel Sturridge recovery story in as many days, this time with words from the man himself.

"I'm fit and ready to go and it's going to be a great time for me," claimed the injury-prone striker.

That's right, Danny, if you stay fit you're going to have a good time. Although Sturridge has yet to see the pitch under Klopp, the striker had positive things to say about the new boss.

"It's been great under the new manager. I've been back training for the past couple of days and I was training when he first arrived. It's an exciting time to be at the club and I'm enjoying working with him and the style of football. It's important for us to understand what he wants us to do."

If Sturridge gets the start, it will be interesting to see how he fits into Klopp's system. The English international isn't known for his pressing, but that might not matter if he can get a solid run of health and score at the same clip we've seen since first joining Liverpool in January of 2013.

Please, for all of us, let this be the last Sturridge injury story for a long, long time.