Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set for another spell on the sidelines after he got injured during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over German champions Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup.
England international Sturridge came on as a 67th minute substitute before going off with a thigh injury 20 minutes later despite scoring five minutes earlier.
The injury is the latest in the long list of setbacks suffered by the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker in the last three years culminating in just 46 appearances within that time.
Speaking after the match, Liverpool manager Klopp confirmed that the striker has a thigh injury. The German tactician said: “He hurt his thigh. He has really prepared well, really well, so I hope this is just a small injury and that he can play again soon.
“The goal was great and he had a chance just before that. You could see how fast he is.” he added.
The injury to Sturridge was the only blemish in an almost perfect evening for Liverpool who defeated hosts Bayern Munich 3-0 in the semi-final of the tournament at the Allianz Arena. New summer signing Mohamed Salah added to returning forward Sadio Mane’s early goal before the aforementioned Sturridge rounded off scoring for the Reds.
They will next face Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the final on Thursday after Diego Simeone’s men saw off Italian giants Napoli 2-1 in the 1st semi-final.