Klopp Offers Injury Update On Duo Ahead Of Liverpool’s Clash With Everton
Jurgen Klopp has offered an update on the injuries suffered by two of his players ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Everton on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp has offered an update on the injuries sustained to Divock Origi and Kolo Toure ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Everton on Wednesday night.
Origi came off the bench to replace Roberto Firmino in the 75th minute during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
However, the Belgian international picked up a back problem during the final 15 minutes and while the striker was able to finish the match, he was clearly in some discomfort.
Speaking after the match, Klopp revealed that he’d spoken to Origi who confirmed he took a knock to his back, but he’s hopeful the injury isn’t anything serious.
Toure on the other hand started against the Cherries but was forced off midway through the second half and replaced by Mamadou Sakho after suffering a hamstring injury.
Klopp confirmed that the Ivorian’s problem is likely to be a little more serious as it involves the muscle, but both players will now be assessed ahead of Everton’s arrival at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Reds boss is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo:
“He got a knock to his back, I think,”
“He was able to carry on, but I asked him after the game and he told me he had a knock to his back. Hopefully it’s not serious.”
“Kolo’s problem is a little bit more. It’s the muscle – I’m not sure if it’s cramp or something more, but in the last few months Kolo has not had any problems with his muscles, so hopefully it’s not too serious either.”
Toure was unlikely to start against Everton as Sakho and Dejan Lovren are expected to get a recall in defence having been rested at the weekend but Klopp will still not want to lose the experienced defender for too long, especially with their Europa League semi-finals against Villarreal on the horizon.
Origi is a different story as he’s become an important part of Klopp’s starting eleven in recent weeks and is even keeping Daniel Sturridge out of the team so Liverpool will be praying the striker’s back problem isn’t anything serious.
Klopp is already having to make-do without two key players with Emre Can joining fellow midfielder Jordon Henderson on the sidelines with both players likely to miss the rest of the season with ankle and knee injuries.
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