Liverpool are anxiously waiting on the results of Divock Origi’s injury scan, with the Belgian striker lucky to avoid a broken ankle in Wednesday’s clash with Everton.
The 21-year-old, who has been in fine goal-scoring form for the Reds of late, was on the receiving end of nasty challenge from Funes Mori, which saw him stretchered off following lengthy treatment on the pitch.
It was initially suggested that Origi had perhaps suffered a broken ankle, but those fears have since been allayed by the club’s medical staff.
Speaking to the press after his side’s 4-0 triumph over the Toffees, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “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.”