Graeme Souness thinks Liverpool's injury woes are the result of Jurgen Klopp's training methods. The Reds legend believes Klopp is the right man to lead the club forward but does not think the players are currently able to cope with the German's all-action playing style.
The Liverpool squad has been beset by injury problems in recent weeks, with an unusually high number of players suffering hamstring injuries. The 62-year-old claimed the manager's training demands are to blame for the ongoing injury crisis.
"Klopp has introduced his own regime, his own methods, it's pushed the players, they high press and it's very energetic. Looking at some of them, they can't handle it. It's a huge job for Klopp to turn things around," he said, according to The Mirror. "To my mind, Klopp is the perfect fit. He's a good manager but it will take him time and possibly it's a bigger job than everyone first thought."
Souness also admitted to being bemused by Daniel Sturridge's injury situation. The 26-year-old striker has not featured for the Reds since December 2015 and Souness, who managed Liverpool from 1991 until 1994, admitted he cannot recall another similar situation.
"Sturridge is a top-class player, but if you can't rely on him fitness wise then it's a waste of time," the former Liverpool boss said. "It's a terrible combination in that you can't keep him fit and you never know when he'll be fit.
"I can't remember another player like him. I can't remember anything from my playing or management days. The medical staff must have looked at every aspect and still not found a solution."
Meanwhile, Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Brazilian forward Alex Teixeira. The 26-year-old attacker has been in stunning form this season for his current club Shakhtar Donetsk. However, Klopp refused to comment on the speculation when he was recently asked about signing players in the January transfer window.