Klopp Offers Update After Liverpool Suffer Huge Injury Blow Against Everton
Jurgen Klopp has offered an update on Divock Origi after the striker was stretchered off during Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Everton at Anfield on Wednesday.
Jurgen Klopp has offered an update on Divock Origi after the striker was stretchered off during Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of Everton at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Origi was once again preferred to Daniel Sturridge up front and justified his selection after opening the scoring against the Toffees shortly before half-time with a fine far post header.
The Belgian international was then given extensive treatment from the clubs physio’s shortly after the break after being on the end of a disgusting tackle from Ramiro Funes Mori, which saw the Everton defender shown a straight red card.
Origi was stretchered from the field and replaced by Sturridge in the 54th minute amid fears that the striker has suffered a broken ankle, which would have ended his season as well as his chances of playing at this summers European Championships.
However, while Klopp was relieved to confirm that the ankle is not broken, the Liverpool manager says the ankle is twisted and they’ll have to wait for further assessment of the ligaments to know the full extent of the injury.
Klopp told the clubs website:
“I haven’t seen [the tackle] until now. I didn’t see the television pictures. It’s a big shadow on the game, to be honest.
“Usually if you tell me before the game we will win 4-0, I would feel different. But now we can talk about the game and this situation – we have to wait for a final assessment. It’s absolutely too early.
“When I came in, everybody who saw the pictures thought maybe it’s broken. It’s not.
“I went to Divock in the medical room and I saw him smiling. The ankle is twisted so we have to wait to see what happens to the ligaments. That’s how it is. I can’t say more.”
Obviously it will come as a huge relief that Origi hasn’t broken his ankle but the Reds will now be nervously waiting for scan results to come back to see how long the striker will be ruled out for.
Origi has become a key player in Klopp’s starting eleven in recent weeks and last night’s goal was his fifth in four games, taking his season tally to 11 in all competitions.
Klopp will be praying the injury isn’t serious and Origi can make a swift recovery, but for now the striker remains a major doubt for Liverpool’s upcoming Europa League semi-finals against Villarreal.
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