Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that forward Divock Origi will be available for Liverpool’s clash against Southampton at Anfield this weekend.
Liverpool are coming off a 2-0 Premier League victory over West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The victory ensured the Reds a 19-point lead at the top of the table. However, the match did see Origi substituted in the second-half.
Initially, it appeared Origi suffered a knock, but Klopp believes it was just cramp, meaning the Belgian is a chance to play against the Saints this weekend in the Premier League.
Klopp told his post-match press conference: “Always when a player has to come off it’s a concern, especially when you play again three days later.
“But he told me it was cramps and let’s hope that it is like this and then he should be ready again.”
Hopefully Origi’s injury, if it even is an injury, is nothing more than cramp. With Sadio Mane likely to be out of the Southampton clash due to injury, Origi is very much needed.
He looked solid against the Hammers. He did not score, but his touch looked good considering he has not played much football as of late.
Origi won the penalty, which Salah converted with ease. Eight more victories would ensure the Reds a maiden Premier League title.