Klopp: Origi injury left ‘a big shadow on the game’

Date published: Thursday 21st April 2016 7:18

Divock Origi: Stretchered off at Anfield

Divock Origi: Stretchered off at Anfield

A potentially serious injury to in-form striker Divock Origi cast a shadow over Liverpool’s 4-0 thumping of Everton in the 226th Merseyside derby.

The usually ebullient Jurgen Klopp admitted he found it difficult to raise a smile despite Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho completing a rousing victory over their near-neighbours.

Origi, who has become Klopp’s first-choice after scoring five goals in as many matches, was carried off on a stretcher after Ramiro Funes Mori was sent off for stamping on his ankle.

“Everything is okay – apart from Divock,” said the Liverpool manager.

“Usually after 4-0 I don’t know how to keep my smile off my face but it is pretty easy.

“If you told me before the game we would win 4-0 I thought I’d feel different.

“It is a big shadow on the game to be honest.

“Everyone who saw the pictures said maybe it is broken – it is not. We have to wait for a final assessment, it is too early.

“I went to Divock in the medical room and I saw him smiling.

“The ankle is twisted and we have to wait to see what has happened to the ligaments.”

 

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