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Jürgen Klopp On "Serious Pain" and Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool's manager says the striker must be aware of the difference between pain and serious pain after the striker's latest injury setback.

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Daniel Sturridge—the most talented striker at the club—is injured. Again. The striker's physical maladies struck once more as he was ruled out of Thursday's victory over Bordeaux with a foot injury.

Jürgen Klopp allayed fears after Philippe Coutinho was injured against Manchester City, but Coutinho doesn't have a long and distinguished history with injuries in Liverpool colours. With Daniel Sturridge, injuries and niggles seem to keep on coming. For Klopp, however, there is some learning to do when it comes to managing pain.

The situation is Daniel was very often injured in the last few months, and maybe years, so it is normal when you get back in training usually it is not the quality, but you need training. Your body has to learn to adapt to new intensities of training and in this time you have to learn what is serious pain and what is only pain. When Daniel comes back after this long break you would train five weeks in a row and play only in friendly games. That would be the best, but of course we know the world is not perfect so we have to try the best and the quickest.It is a really long period so now we have to stay patient I am sorry to say. I'm sorry for you, sorry for me, sorry for him.

We're all sorry and probably more than a little frustrated at the moment, but it's important to remember that the player isn't suffering injuries on purpose or as part of some shady scheme to hamper Liverpool's prospects. However, Sturridge has missed an incredible 68 games for Liverpool and played in 70 during his time at Liverpool, underlining the need for depth up front. Liverpool thankfully have that with Christian Benteke, Danny Ings, and Divock Origi. Ings is out for the season, but Roberto Firmino has emerged as an option to trouble opposition defences.

Liverpool will hope that this latest setback is just part of the recovery process as Klopp pointed out, but there may be a possibility that Sturridge's problems with injuries aren't just physical. It's difficult to say either way without intimate knowledge of the situation, but hopefully the scans will bring good news so that Sturridge can be available for action relatively soon

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