Liverpool Team News: Klopp Rules Star Out Of Everton Game Due To Ankle Injury

By on December 8, 2017

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Liverpool will look to cement their place in the top four when they take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s offered a team news and injury update.

The Reds boss confirmed that Alberto Moreno will miss the game this weekend after suffering an ankle injury during Liverpool’s Champions League win over Spartak Moscow in midweek.

Moreno left the field in tears during the first half at Anfield as the Reds romped to a 7-0 victory to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition but it looks like he could be set for a spell on the sidelines.

Klopp confirmed Moreno is due to undergo further tests as the specialists haven’t been able to get to the bottom of the tendon problem so Liverpool are unable to say how long the full-back will be out for.

When asked for an update on Moreno, Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:

“We need to have further assessment. I cannot say much about it.

“It’s a very rare thing. So far the specialists aren’t sure [how long he’ll be out for].

“Not Everton, but if it’s in a week or so or a little bit longer we have to wait for that. There’s a little damage around the tendons.”

The news will be a blow as Moreno has forced his way back in to Klopp’s first team plans this season but his absence will open the door for summer signing Andrew Robertson to stake his claim for a regular place.

Moreno will join Joel Matip on the sidelines as the centre-back continues to nurse a thigh injury while Nathaniel Clyne is also unavailable due to a long-term back problem.

Liverpool head in to the weekend action sitting one point ahead of Arsenal in fourth place so Klopp will be hoping to at least maintain that advantage with a win on Sunday.

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