Jurgen Klopp provides latest Liverpool injury update ahead of Leeds clash
The Liverpool manager reveals the extend of injuries to Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge
Jurgen Klopp insists Roberto Firmino hasn’t suffered a serious injury after the forward was taken off with minutes remaining in Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday evening.
The Merseyside outfit suffered a blow in the first half after Philippe Coutinho was taken off on a stretcher following a collision with Sunderland’s Ibrahim Ndong in the 33rd minute of the Premier League clash.
Liverpool broke the deadlock after Coutinho’s replacement Divock Origi finished from close range in the 75th minute before vice-captain James Milner scored a goal in added time after a foul on Sadio Mane.
Firmino was taken off minutes before Milner’s spot-kick but the Liverpool manager moved to ease concerns over the Brazil international ahead of Liverpool’s home game against Leeds United in the League Cup on Tuesday night.
“He is much better than Phil, but has pain in the calf,” Klopp told his post-match media conference at Anfield on Saturday evening.
Daniel Sturridge was a noticeable absentee after the Liverpool striker failed to take up his position on the Liverpool bench.
Speaking at his post-match news conference after Liverpool’s win, Klopp confirmed that Sturridge was suffering with a calf problem.
“He had a tight calf. He hasn’t trained for two days and I have no idea when he is back. It is not sure that he can train tomorrow, so he was out because of this injury,” said Klopp.