Klopp: I have no idea if Sturridge will be fit for Arsenal!

Liverpool boss admits he is unsure over the England striker’s fitness

Jurgen Klopp admits he has “no idea” whether Daniel Sturridge will be fit for Liverpool’sPremier League opener at Arsenal.

The England striker missed Saturday’s 4-0 friendly win over Barcelona with a hip problem, and didn’t travel to Germany as the Reds were thrashed by Mainz 05 on Sunday.

The club issued a Tweet prior to the Barcelona game stating that Sturridge’s absence was “precautionary”, but Klopp admitted afterwards that he wasn’t sure if the 26-year-old would be ready for next Sunday’s trip to the Emirates.

Asked for a one word answer on Sturridge’s availability, Klopp replied: “No idea. That’s a two word answer!”

Concerns over Sturridge’s fitness heading into a new season are nothing new for Liverpool supporters. The England frontman has managed just 43 appearances during the last two campaigns, due to a combination of issues.

Source: Klopp: Will Sturridge be fit for Arsenal? I have no idea – Liverpool Echo

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56 thoughts on “Klopp: I have no idea if Sturridge will be fit for Arsenal!”

  1. I just don’t care if he’s injured or not, we’ll see in time if he’s ready or not. We’ve options, though Ings isn’t one of them

      1. He has to step up considerably in my book, otherwise he’s out next season. Just my 5 cents though.

        1. He was scoring goals and got injured, what is there to be on his case about? He works hard, is selfless, passionate and scores goals.. Sounds ideal.

  2. Starting XI at the Emirates: Formation: 4-3-3
    GK: Mignolet
    Defence: Milner/Moreno (if Milly not fit), Lovren, Klavan, Clyne
    MF: Wijnaldum, Lallana, Can
    AMF: Firmino, Mane, Coutinho

    Subs: Henderson (for Lallana), Origi (for Firmino), Grujic (Wijnaldum), but this one depends on the scoreline. Alternative: Ings (for Mane).

    I’d prefer 4-3-3 over 4-2-3-1.That way we will be more compact in all areas of play.

      1. You sure about that, mate? Me reckon, first half we will play full pace, midway through the second, we want more defensive stability. Hendo can provide that then.

    1. Origi to start over Firmino every day of the week. Allows the Mane speed to show on the right and a goal scorer by trade in the middle.

      1. Klopp rates Firmino highly, I’d be willing to bet he’s probably first name on the sheet.

      2. Firmino is Klopp’s “man of the pre-season”. The gaffer said so himself. I’m pretty sure in a 4-3-3, Firmino will get the nod. In a 4-2-3-1, both players could start.

    2. You cant stick Lallana in there and call it tight.. Seems you either don’t know or don’t think it important, but Arsenal are without there CB’s.. Kids are filling in for them. We need to stick Ings and Origi on, m,f,c behind and Can and Hendo deeper… Feck LB, switch to a three at the back for a defensively weak Arsenal who have to attack this game. Can and Hendo can drop even deeper and slot inbetween CB’s for extra numbers when defending.

      1. That is rather a creative solution. Hendo can also be a starter. No doubt about that. But three at the back. You have a better chance at gaining Manure freinds than Klopp sanctioning that. And I do know their first-choice CB’s are missing. But that doesn’t mean we have to go with two upfront. We have enough firepower from AMF to produce goals.

          1. Need to buy a new mattress for the bed, this one is killing my back, so Arsenal best watch out… My mood is all over the place at the moment…

  3. Does Sturridge know how injured he is? I don’t think Danny boy will want to sit on the sidelines for long and give Origi even more of a chance, he just might find himself in the super sub category if he is not careful with the form Origi is in.

    1. He wasn’t in particularly good form yesterday though. Origi can still be a little hot and cold that way. So don’t think he’s standout the better striker at all times…in certain situations he is.

  4. Before everyone starts to jump to conclusions, can we perhaps wait and see how serious this injury is? Forget the past. Sturridge has been fit ever since he’s come back and I think Klopp had a lot to do with maintaining his fitness properly. Plus we got Kornmayer now. I suspect Daniel will be thanking God plenty in the near future and long.

  5. But, for the first time since 13/14 Sturridge being out injured doesn’t raise that big of a concern. “Oh, we’ll chuck in Divock, Danny or Bobby. We’ll be fine.

    1. This right here is what matters.

      I can’t understand why so many fans are hell bent on having a fight to the death style stand-off between Origi and Sturridge. Why not both? It is after all squad strength that matters ultimately.

      1. It’s a thing people can’t seem to do. In every article praising a player half of the reactions is about slating another player.

        “Yeah, Mané is great. Lallana is terrible” that kinda stuff. Why not be happy that our backup isn’t Sinama-Pongolle or Nabil el Zhar but Adam Lallana? Squads win you titles.

          1. Well, in CM (or FM as it’s been for a good few years) you do have to use your squad. I like how CM16 include the group dynamics a lot more. Some player complains and two or three think he shouldn’t do that etc. But that’s aside the game.

            Your point stands 😉

          2. Haha… it happens. Then I just chuck them into a few runs of games and they are happy. Can’t help it if you have 22 players all bought with £40m upwards.

            *sigh* even a game engine knows it’s rather impossible to have a 22 squad of world class players.

          3. Hahaha… why would I?? Klopp repeatedly says FSG backs him… any reason to distrust Klopp??

  6. Klopp is obviously frustrated with Studge and his injuries.
    I will bet good money that Studge won’t be here in the long run. He won’t survive Klopp footy! Mark my words, babes.

  7. Come on people, let’s show the guy some respect. He’s a fantastic player, and these injuries are a much bigger blow to himself than to us or the club. He’s going through a difficult time and what he needs from supporters is – surprisingly enough – support.
    Let’s all take a moment and think about the meaning of the word.

  8. The royal Liverpool hospital have decided to recall Daniel Sturridge from his loan spell at Liverpool

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