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Jurgen Klopp: 'No idea' whether Daniel Sturridge will be fit to face Arsenal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he is unsure whether striker Daniel Sturridge will be available for Sunday's Premier League opener at Arsenal.

Sturridge missed Liverpool's last two preseason friendlies with a hip problem.

The club said he sat out the Wembley meeting with Barcelona on Saturday as a "precaution," and he did not travel to Germany for the final game of preseason against Mainz the day after.

Asked for a one-word answer on whether the 26-year-old England international would be available for the opening game, Klopp said: "No idea. That's a two-word answer!"

After the 4-0 win over Barcelona, Liverpool were brought back down to Earth as they were thrashed 4-0 by Klopp's old club Mainz the following day.

However, Klopp feels his team are on the right path after a summer that encompassed nine preseason friendlies.

"I'm always ready," he said. "We played some games that were very good, others that were less good.

"Barcelona was really good and then we had Mainz, and that is what you need. You have to work, and that is all. That is what we are doing.

"We will be ready for the first game next week, for sure. But if Arsenal was the best game of the season for us, there would be something wrong with the season.

"We still have to go on. This is only the first game. We cannot decide the whole season in one game.

"But we need to be as good as possible. And that is what we will be -- 100 percent."

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.

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