Klopp delivers latest Liverpool injury update after West Brom draw
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lifts the lid on conversation with injured centre-half Dejan Lovren
Jurgen Klopp has lifted the lid on his conversation with Dejan Lovren after the Liverpool defender appeared to suffer a nasty gash to his leg during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
The Croatia international required oxygen and treatment on the pitch before he was carried off on a stretcher after a nasty collision with West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner in the second half.
I spoke to him and he felt not too bad
Liverpool should have a ready-made replacement in Mamadou Sakho after the former Borussia Dortmund manager confirmed that France defender is back training with the first-team ahead of Sunday’s thrilling stalemate at Anfield.
Speaking at his post-match media press conference on Sunday night, Klopp went into greater length on Lovren’s injury after Divock Origi had netted a late equaliser for the home side against Tony Pulis’s side.
“We don’t know too much about it. It’s a cut, as everybody could see in the dressing room,” Klopp said.
“We hope it’s not too serious, but we have to wait for the scan. We have to wait overnight to see if it becomes swollen or not.
“I spoke to him and he felt not too bad. I saw the situation and anything could happen in that situation.
“Hopefully we’ll have a little bit more luck than in previous situations like this – but we have to wait.”
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson broke the deadlock with a close-range finish before Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson scored from set-pieces to give West Brom an unlikely lead.
However, Lovren’s replacement Origi scored a last-gasp equaliser in the fifth minute of added time with a deflected strike.