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Daniel Sturridge set for a scan on his injured knee

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
New season, same old problems for Sturridge
New season, same old problems for Sturridge

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that his striker Daniel Sturridge is set to have a scan on his troublesome knee amid fears of another injury lay-off.

Sturridge has been struggling with injuries for the last two years and after making just three appearances for Liverpool this season, he is back on the treatment table with a fresh problem.

The England forward looks set to sit out Sunday's game against Southampton at Anfield and Klopp admits he is unsure when he will be ready to return.

"I spoke a few minutes ago with (Daniel), it's not much better at this moment," Klopp told reporters at his pre-Southampton press conference.

"With Daniel's injury we have to see day by day. If he can train tomorrow - if - completely normal, then he's an option.

"Because the break is not so long now then not maybe as a starter but he's an option [for the squad]

"Today we have another treatment, another scan, because there's a little bit of fluid in the knee. We have to see but it's day by day."

Klopp has failed to get his first win as Liverpool boss in his opening two games in charge, but he suggested it will take time for him to find his feet at Anfield.

"I didn't expect we'd run through the league from the moment I got here," he added.

"We have lots to consider and we have many options for the game against Southampton on Sunday. It will be a big challenge for us."

Christian Benteke is expected to play a part in the Southampton game after coming through his comeback match against Rubin Kazan on Thursday night after being out for a month with a hamstring problem.