Klopp Offers Update After Liverpool Suffer Double Injury Concern Ahead Of Tottenham

By on August 24, 2016

Jurgen Klopp has offered an update on Emre Can and Divock Origi after the pair appeared to pick up injuries ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham this weekend.

Can only recently recovered from a minor back problem that had seen him left on the bench for Liverpool’s opening two Premier League games and was recalled to the starting eleven for Tuesday night’s EFL Cup clash with Burton Albion.

However, the German international went down midway through the second half without any contact from an opposing player and was replaced by Kevin Stewart in the 71st minute as the Reds booked their place in the third round with a comfortable 5-0 win.

Klopp has now offered an update to Liverpoolfc.com and says that Can has pain in his ankle and it concerned due to the fact he suffered from ankle problems during the second half of last season but the Reds boss is hopeful it’s nothing serious.

He told the clubs website:

“He had a little pain in his ankle without any touch – I couldn’t see any contact. It was a long leg, then a little bit floppy and then he had pain.

“But it is not that serious. It’s not that big [of a] pain anymore, but it’s the ankle he had problems with at the end of last season, so he’s a little bit worried.

“Hopefully it’s nothing too serious.”

Can will be further assessed at Melwood today but the midfielder is now considered as a doubt for Liverpool’s trip to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime.

Origi also looked like he could miss the Spurs clash after being seen limping towards the end of Liverpool’s comprehensive win at the Pirelli Stadium last night, however, Klopp told the clubs website that the striker was just suffering from a bout of cramp.

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