Liverpool Star To Undergo Scan After Suffering Fresh Injury

By on November 9, 2015

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Liverpool are anxiously waiting to see the extent of Mamadou Sakho’s knee injury after he was forced off during Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Sakho has been a mainstay in the Liverpool defence in recent months after recovering from a thigh injury and once again lined-up alongside Martin Skrtel at the back for yesterday’s clash with Palace at Anfield.

However, the French international suffered a knee injury during the opening 45 minutes after landing awkwardly following a challenge from Yannick Bolasie. He initially tried to carry on but was eventually substituted just before half-time.

Sakho was seen leaving Anfield last night on crutches with his right knee in a brace and he indicated to reporters that he wasn’t sure how bad the injury was.

Boss Jurgen Klopp also revealed that the centre-back would undergo a scan on Monday evening to discover the full extent of the injury and admitted he would be gutted to lose the player for any significant period of time.

Klopp is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

“I don’t know. It’s too bad that he couldn’t play on, but we have to wait for the scan tomorrow evening, because it needs a little bit of time.”

“I don’t want to speculate, but of course we hope that it’s not too serious. That was the worst thing in the game, I would prefer to lose 4-1 and keep him in the team. Now we have to see.”

So we should find soon just how serious the injury is but it would be a devastating blow should Sakho be diagnosed with a serious injury. The 25-year-old has been excellent alongside Skrtel and is certainly a big upgrade on Dejan Lovren.

Liverpool have already lost Joe Gomez and Danny Ings to cruciate knee ligament injuries this season while Daniel Sturridge is also struggling with a niggling knee problem.

With Jordan Henderson, Jon Flanagan and now James Milner also on the sidelines, it would be a real problem for Klopp if Sakho was to join their growing injury list so the Reds boss will be hoping for some positive news.

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