Questions over the ability of Daniel Sturridge continuously lead the Liverpool team have been put under serious consideration after the latest hamstring injury to the striker.
Sturridge has been hit by numerous injuries in the last two years and this has reduced to under 30 appearances during this period. It has also meant that Liverpool have nowhere been near enough to their target of qualifying for the top four or even challenging for the title. They are undoubtedly aware of the quality possessed by the former Chelsea striker, but his injury record is proving to be a major source of frustration.
Jurgen Klopp recently claimed that Sturridge should start to play through the pain barrier in order to overcome minor injuries. Top players often play with niggling injuries rather than rest. A famous example is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has missed very few matches in the last five years. Just when it seemed that Sturridge was listening to the advice, he has been hit by a hamstring injury that will keep him out for a couple of weeks. Due to the fitness concerns about the player, it has been speculated that . The Liverpool manager, though, says that he will retain his faith in the existing names like Christian Benteke.
"We have Christian Benteke, we have Divock Origi, we have Firmino, we have Danny Ings, even if not right now.If you take a player, a striker, who can help immediately, then Daniel is back in the race and maybe better, more confident, fitter than before, then we will sit here and talk about all the problems, about all the players who can't play.I am not like this. We have to train with him, make sessions with him. At this moment he trains in aerobic things,” said Klopp.