Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that he is unsure on the severity of the injury Dejan Lovren suffered against Salzburg in the Champions League last night.
The Reds qualified for the round of 16 of Europe’s elite competition by defeating Salzburg away from home 2-0.
Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah both scored early in the second half, which settled any nerves the visitors were having. Had Liverpool lost, they would have been disqualified from the Champions League.
It was a relatively good night for the club, however, Lovren was forced off the pitch early in the second half due to an injury.
It was a surprise to see the Croatian international playing, as he was forced off the pitch before half-time against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on the weekend.
Lovren managed to get through a light training session ahead of the clash against Salzburg, which was enough to convince Klopp he was fit to play.
However, Klopp may be regretting the decision to play him last night considering the events that occurred in the days leading up to the game.
“We hope it’s exactly the same like last time he felt something and we made a decision,” said Klopp in his post-match press conference.
“It wasn’t cool. He played really well and was very important in those 55 minutes.
“We don’t know at the moment. Like last time, we have to see.”
The injury to Lovren means Klopp only has two fit senior centre-halves at his disposal in Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
This is slightly alarming, as the Reds are in the middle of a busy December period. Hopefully Lovren’s injury is not too serious.