Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Divock Origi’s injury is serious, but it may not necessarily rule him out for the rest of the season. “We will try everything, everything, [to make sure] the season is not over without taking any risks for the player,” answered Klopp when questioned if Origi will be out for the whole season. The 21-year-old Origi was carried off the pitch after playing 53 minutes against Everton, following the challenge from Ramiro Funes Mori.
Klopp said they will do everything to provide the youngster some more playing time before the season ends, but insisted that he won’t force him on to the pitch, in order to decrease any chance of long-term injury.
In other injury news, Benteke can return to action, but not as soon as this weekend. Klopp confirmed that Benteke is training, but not with the team, which makes him unavailable for the match against Newcastle United.
Klopp hopes Benteke will be ready for the next games left for The Reds. After facing Newcastle United, Klopp’s side will travel to Spain for the first Europa League semi-final leg tie against Villarreal. They have 6 days before they face Villarreal, thus making a return possible for Benteke during the Europa League match, said Klopp, but not any sooner.