Liverpool Team News: Klopp Confirms Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Everton Clash
Jurgen Klopp has offered a team news update and confirmed a double injury boost ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Everton tomorrow night.
Jurgen Klopp has been speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Everton and he’s given Liverpoolfc.com a team news and injury update.
The Toffees arrive at Anfield on Wednesday night for the final Merseyside derby of the season and Klopp was pleased to confirm two pieces of positive injury news concerning Divock Origi and Kolo Toure.
Origi replaced Roberto Firmino in the 75th minute during the Reds 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon but finished the game in some discomfort after picking up a back injury during the final stages of the match.
The Belgian international sat out of training on Monday as a precaution but Klopp has confirmed that the injury is nothing serious and Origi will be fit and available for selection against Everton.
Toure on the other hand started against the Cherries on Sunday but was forced off midway through the second half and replaced by Mamadou Sakho after suffering what was initially thought to be a hamstring injury.
However, in a double boost, Klopp has also revealed that Toure was in fact suffering from cramp so should be in contention to feature against Everton if called upon tomorrow night.
And Toure may be needed as Klopp also confirmed that centre-back Martin Skrtel was forced to miss the Bournemouth game with a groin injury and there’s no indication that the Slovakian international will be back to face the Toffees on Wednesday.
Klopp told the clubs website:
“In the game against Bournemouth, I think – and what I have heard so far is – it was cramp with Kolo,”
“Divock was only a little bit [of a problem] with the back – maybe from sitting on the bench! It was not a real issue.
“He felt it a little bit in the game and so we left him out of training yesterday but that was only not to take a risk. So that is OK.
“Before the [Bournemouth] game, Martin Skrtel had a little groin problem but with all the other things [players], there’s nothing new.”
It will be a huge relief that the Origi injury is nothing serious as he’s become a key part of Klopp’s starting eleven in recent weeks and Liverpool will want him firing on all cylinders for their Europa League semi-finals against Villarreal.
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