Jurgen Klopp gives latest Liverpool FC injury update on Dejan Lovren
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp says Dejan Lovren's injury didn't look serious during their 3-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday
Jurgen Klopp says he is optimistic that Dejan Lovren’s injury isn’t serious after the Liverpool FC defender was forced off in the first half of Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.
The Croatia international had to be replaced in the 40th minute due to a mystery injury as Trent Alexander-Arnold came on for the experienced centre-half.
Liverpool FC eased to a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita at the Vitality Stadium.
The Premier League leaders moved 14 points clear of title holders Manchester City thanks to their straightforward win at Bournemouth as they extended their unbeaten run to 16 games.
Liverpool FC are already missing Joel Matip due to injury ahead of a hectic fixture schedule that will see the Reds compete in the Premier League, the Champions League, the League Cup, the Club World Cup and the FA Cup.
Speaking at his post-match media conference about Lovren’s injury setback, Klopp was quick to play down the severity of the Croatian’s fitness scare:
“Always you don’t know exactly but it looks not too serious, it looks like a little cramp.
“He felt something, he told us, said he for sure could go to half-time, wanted to have treatment there and carry on, but we said no and stopped it there.
“That’s the status quo, you have these kind of things in this moment of the season. It is similar to what Gini and Adam Lallana had – not serious but serious enough to keep them out.
“Now we have two days to make sure they can go again. That’s what I think at the moment but I don’t know 100 per cent.”
Liverpool FC will return to action with a trip to RB Salzburg in their final Champions League group-stage fixture on Tuesday night.
The Reds will take on 20th-placed Watford in their next Premier League game at Anfield next Saturday.
Liverpool FC have only dropped points in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United this term.