Sturridge remains a gifted striker, but the Reds have all too often been unable to field him due to injuries
- 19:32, 25 APR 2017
- Updated07:47, 26 APR 2017
The striker was once again forced to miss out as Crystal Palace secured a 2-1 win at Anfield that could have immense repercussions for their top-four push.
Klopp’s injury-hit squad forced him to name the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn and Rhian Brewster amongst his substitutes, as Sturridge sat it out with a hip injury.
Asked what exactly Sturridge was struggling with to exclude him from Sunday’s game, Klopp simply replied: “Injured”.
Once again, the Reds hitman was unable to affect proceedings due to an injury.
The hip complaint was the latest in a long list to a striker who has endured something of an injury-plagued three years since pulling up with a thigh problem on international duty for England in September 2014.