MIchael Owen wants Liverpool to reveal truth behind Daniel Sturridge injury

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Michael Owen believes Liverpool will have to release the full details behind Daniel Sturridge's succession of injuries to stop the ongoing speculation amongst fans and punters.

The striker made his latest comeback from injury after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 FA Cup reverse against West Ham on Tuesday night in what was his first appearance since December 6.

It brought an end to his latest injury nightmare, which has limited him to just three starts in the Premier League this season. Not only has it left the player frustrated, but a number of the fans have begun to give up on him as well.

Speculation regarding his future at Anfield reached fever pitch when it was recently reported that Sturridge himself was ready to move on after seeing the way some fans were treating him. It had been widely suggested that the 26-year-old's problems were self-inflicted and more to do with his inability to handle pain.

Even Jurgen Klopp publically told Sturridge to learn the difference between pain and serious pain. Needless to say, tensions between the Englishman and his new manager appear to be strained, to say the least.

Badly handled

Now, Owen, himself a sufferer of myriad injuries during his career, has called on his former club to come out and clear up the speculation by detailing exactly what was wrong with their star striker.

“I find it hard to have a view on Daniel Sturridge until we find out what’s wrong,” Owen told the Telegraph. “The club have not really said. Until we know exactly what problems he has had or has got, it is fuelling a lot of rumours.

“People are saying things that are potentially unfair. I have been injured before and if he is getting muscle injuries then I have every sympathy because they are debilitating. You cannot play on with muscle injuries, they just tear, tear and tear until they erupt. It is the worst thing ever.

“However, if he has joint pain – an ankle, a knee and a hip – it can be manageable. It is all about pain thresholds. We have not really been given the information so I do wince a little bit when I see people having a real go.

“I wish we knew a bit more. We all get texts on our phones saying Sturridge has done this or that, but it is all people guessing.”

The rumours

Sturridge is believed to be one of those players who is unable to play through the pain barrier and will only make himself available for selection if he is 100 percent fit.

Liverpool fans have widely lampooned him for retaining such a trait, but it is certainly an understanding stance considering his fitness problems. He, of course, wants to play football, but rushing back from injury has, in the past, only lead to more serious issues down the line.

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