"There's a lot of money in the Champions League and as a football club we have to do this".
He missed a bulk of Liverpool's matches in the 2015-2016 season because of the condition causing injuries to his foot as well, but Jurgen Klopp suggested that there's a possibility the England global could feature in either of Liverpool's remaining two fixtures.
The 28-year-old Spain global already underwent surgery on Tuesday and will not play again this season, Bayern said, adding injured keeper Manuel Neuer and his replacement Sven Ulreich were also out for the remainder of the campaign.
"But they are experienced, cold as ice and they get the points". They play very serious and finish when they have to finish.
Speaking to Yellow Sport ahead of Liverpool's visit to the London Stadium, Stephenson said: "I'm sure many Hammers supporters are asking the same question".
"Despite entering the weekend in third, a run of just one win from their last three games has been extremely untimely for the visitors, who will feel any further dropped points may well irrevocably floor their ambitions". Eden Hazard one game?
The injury prone 28-year-old has been a dominant presence in West Ham's front line when he has played this season, but for large periods of the campaign has faced lengthy spells on the sidelines. Then at least you know if you can fix it or if you have to wait for six, eight weeks or whatever.More news: Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 US astronauts
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"I would think that the better we finish, maybe the easier it would be".
Roberto Firmino is a major doubt with what Klopp described as a "muscle" injury which may give Sturridge - who has not completed 90 minutes since the 1-1 draw with Chelsea just over a year ago - his chance.
Henderson, 26, has not played for Liverpool since the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Feb 11 having suffered another problem with his left foot.
Klopp admitted: "We have not made a final judgment for this season".
"For us, it's good news that he's available".
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "Everything is still in our hands".
"A player like Sadio with the impact he had on our game, each team would miss it".