Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged striker Daniel Sturridge to acknowledge the difference between "serious pain and what is only pain" after yet another injury setback.
The 26-year-old has become a familiar name on the injury list over the past year due to a series of injury problems which have severely curtailed his first-team involvement.
He suffered another setback on Thursday after picking up a foot injury in training, ruling him out of contention for Thursday's clash with Bordeaux at Anfield.
"Everyone wants him back on the pitch but we all have to learn," Klopp told reporters.
"The situation is Daniel was very often injured in the last few months, and maybe years, so it is normal when you get back in training usually it is not the quality, but you need training.
"Your body has to learn to adapt to new intensities of training and in this time you have to learn what is serious pain and what is only pain."
He added: "When Daniel comes back after this long break you would train five weeks in a row and play only in friendly games.
"That would be the best, but of course we know the world is not perfect so we have to try the best and the quickest.
"It is a really long period so now we have to stay patient I am sorry to say. I'm sorry for you, sorry for me, sorry for him."