Klopp gives latest Liverpool injury update ahead of Arsenal game
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms that Divock Origi has undergone surgery on a small knee problem
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been forced to undergo knee surgery.
The Belgium international picked up a hamstring injury during Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Leicester City on Boxing Day.
He is on time and hopefully we can use him in a few weeks
However, Origi required a small operation on his knee to rectify a small problem and is set to undergo rehabilitation over the next few weeks.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Premier League leaders Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday night, Klopp revealed that Origi is still set to return within the original timeframe given by the Reds.
“It wasn’t really surgery, it was a clean-up of his knee,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.
“It was a little thing to do and we thought it was a good moment to do it – not the best of course, but because of his other injury we took the time.
“Now he is back and everything is okay. He is on time and hopefully we can use him in a few weeks.”
Origi was in impressive form for the Reds before his injury setback against the Foxes at Anfield.
The Belgium striker scored a dramatic equaliser in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on 13 December.
Origi also netted his first Liverpool hat-trick in a 6-1 victory over the Saints to book the Reds’s place in the League Cup last four.