Daniel Sturridge was a major absence from Liverpool's stalemate with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The England international had picked up a knock following a collision in training with Jordan Ibe.
After his recent injury history, Reds fans could have been forgiven for fearing the worst. However, Jurgen Klopp has revealed the injury is not so serious.
Speaking before his side's 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane, Klopp said, as per Sky Sports: "Daniel is not serious but in a week where we have had two ACL injuries [Danny Ings and Joe Gomez] we cannot risk it.
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"He had a one-on-one with Jordan Ibe in training yesterday and after had pain in the knee. We screened him to be sure. There is a bit of swelling but nothing serious. I hope he will be ready to play on Thursday, but I do not know."
The news will be a relief to Reds fans who have seen Ings suffer a season-ending injury in midweek.
Christian Benteke was also missing from the game in north London, leaving Divock Origi to lead the line for the Merseyside club.
The Belgian's performance, while industrious, lacked the cutting edge needed to lead the line and Sturridge's imminent return is good news for Klopp's side.
Having returned from a five-month lay-off in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City in late September, Sturridge showed his goalscoring prowess with a brace against Aston Villa.
Hopes were high that Sturridge, Ings and Benteke could form a devastating strike force at Anfield, however, it is not to be. Although, if Sturridge can stay fit - and that's a big if - he has the ability to single-handedly fire Liverpool into the top four.
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