Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has provided an injury update on both James Milner and Joel Matip.
Both Milner and Matip were forced off the pitch against Everton yesterday. The Reds drew the Premier League match 0-0, which meant that they left Goodison Park with a point.
Milner was taken off the pitch just before half-time. Matip then came off in the second half.
Klopp has stated that he does not know the severity of either injury at this current moment.
Klopp told his post-match press conference, as quoted by the club’s official website: “Millie felt a hamstring a little bit, but we had this in the past. Millie is not often injured and hopefully it is not serious. He is smart enough to show up in the moment when he feels it, so hopefully it was the right moment.
“Maybe not Wednesday [he will be available for], but after that I would hope for.
“Joel was unlucky and we had to make a quick decision. It was a situation with Richarlison and he bent or stretched or his big toe.
“I don’t think a lot of people have had that; it is really painful, but hopefully it settles, the pain settles and then we will see. I hope nothing serious has happened, but I don’t know yet.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Hopefully neither injury is too serious. Milner played at left-back against the Toffees because Andy Robertson was not deemed fit enough to feature.
If both Milner and Robertson are not available for the clash against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, the Reds won’t have a recognised left-back available.
Matip is slightly easier to cover, as Dejan Lovren is fit. However, there is no denying that Matip is a better player than Lovren, which is why the Cameroon international started ahead of the Croatia international yesterday.
Hopefully Liverpool aren’t left too short come Wednesday night in terms of options. It is better to have too many options than not enough.