Daniel Sturridge went off injured during Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening after scoring a wonderful goal.
Liverpool were 2-0 up when the Englishman came off the bench and after coming close to grabbing a goal of his own, Ben Woodburn set the no.15 through on goal.
With acres of space to run into, Sturridge ran in behind the Bayern Munich defence which Woodburn predicted and exploited with a stunning through ball to find the striker.
Baring down on Sven Ulreich, Sturridge opted for the sublime and lifted the ball over the Bayern goalkeeper to find the back of the net.
In the process of doing so, however, it appeared as though the forward injured himself and was in a great deal of discomfort before being subbed off minutes later.
Jürgen Klopp told his post-match press conference: “I can’t say yet [how bad the injury is].
“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.
“It’s a shame and I hope it’s nothing serious.”
Sturridge himself seems to be underplaying the severity of the knock and believes it could just be fatigue after training so much in recent days.
The forward told Liverpool’s official website: “I’m feeling great. I put in the work; I trained a lot in the summer in LA and I’ve not missed many sessions here. We’ve done triple sessions. I’ve pretty much trained every single session.
“I’m feeling the best I’ve felt for a while. I’m looking forward to the season and hopefully we can have some success this season as well.”
Hopefully, Sturridge won’t be out injured for an extensive period of time and will be fit for Liverpool’s first game of the Premier League season.
It seems safe to say that he will be ruled out of the Reds’ final game in Germany on Wednesday as a precaution with Sturridge’s injury history nothing to mess about with.