Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge's latest injury is not as serious as initially feared.
The Englishman suffered a foot problem ahead of Thursday's Europa League game against Bordeaux at Anfield.
He was making his long-awaited comeback after a knee injury kept him out since October 4.
"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," Klopp said.
"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.
"Everyone wants him back on the pitch but we all have to learn.
"Now we can say [his latest issue] is not that serious but it is not possible to go on as before so we have to react to every situation - which is normal for injuries."
On the title race he added: "I don't know who can win the league but I don't care.
"It's not important. It's only important to think about our own progress. If it would help to think about the end of the season then I would do it."