Klopp: I have no idea if Sturridge will be fit for Arsenal!
Liverpool boss admits he is unsure over the England striker’s fitness
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.