Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he is hopeful that striker Divock Origi’s injury is nothing serious.
The Belgian ace limped off in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday after twisting his ankle, but Liverpool manager Klopp told the club’s official website that he is hoping a scan will show minimal damage.
“We all hope it is not that serious. That he could play on could be a sign it is not that serious, hopefully it is like this. I think he will have a scan today or whatever and then we will know more.
“Of course, that’s not cool, he is in really good shape, so hopefully they will not find a lot in the scan.” Klopp added.
Liverpool fought back from one down during the game with Steve Bruce’s men, as a double from Sadio Mane and a sublime finish from Mohamed Salah ensured they remain top of the Premier League.
The Reds were given a further boost in the evening kick off as Manchester City were beaten by newly-promoted Norwich, with the Canaries running out 3-2 winners at Carrow Road.
Origi, meanwhile, will be hoping to get back in action as soon as possible. Despite not always being a starter for the Reds in his time with the club, he still managed eight goals in all competitions last term, including key goals in the Champions League final and in the Merseyside derby win over Everton.
Origi is key for Liverpool in his own way, given the fact he can step into the void if the likes of Roberto Firmino aren’t firing or are in need of a rest.
He’s proved himself capable in the last few seasons too with some big goals, and Klopp will be looking for him to get back to full fitness ASAP.
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