Jurgen Klopp claimed he had finally discovered what all the fuss was about after seeing Daniel Sturridge score two goals against Southampton last week.
It was the kind of performance from Sturridge that Liverpool fans have not seen since that famous 2013/14 season, when the England international thrived alongside Luis Suarez.
Since then, the 26-year-old has suffered a comically large amount of injuries. First there was the thigh muscle strain, followed by a hamstring problem. A serious hip problem ruled him out for almost six months before he suffered his last confirmed affliction.
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A troublesome knee injury had kept him out for the majority of Liverpool's season so far, but after playing a part in each of their last three games, it appeared he was finally on his way back to full fitness.
But the inevitable may have already happened.
Rumours are flooding the Internet claiming that Sturridge has suffered a fresh injury problem. There is no official confirmation from the club, but several decent sources on Twitter claim he has strained his hamstring.
If so, he is facing more time on the sidelines and is likely to receive fresh criticism from Liverpool fans, who are growing frustrated with his lack of availability.
Indeed, many have already taken to the social media site to declare that the time is coming from Klopp to consider selling the England international, purely because it is unlikely he will ever be fit for long enough to make a proper impact. If that is the case, what kind of club would buy him? A silly club.
Here is some of the notable reaction:
Pain or serious pain
But, as it stands, even Liverpool's medical team probably do not know whether Sturridge has done significant damage to his hamstring, if any at all.
Indeed, Klopp suggested Sturridge had a problem identifying pain from real pain in a recent interview and, after being out for so long, he probably leaves every training session with some kind of ache.
He said: "Your body has to learn new intensity of training and you have to learn what is serious pain or what is only pain. Of course, everyone wants him back on the pitch.”
There is much to be done between now and an official diagnosis, but, for now, Liverpool fans can feel free to speculate.
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