Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has assured supporters the club will do ‘everything’ it can to get Divock Origi and Emre Can back before the end of our season and hopefully Euro 2016 for Belgium and Germany respectively.
The boss was speaking ahead of this weekend’s tie with Newcastle, with most reports, such as this one in the Guardian, suggesting that Origi can expect a 4-6 week lay-off and thus will not feature again in 2015/16.
The striker was scythed down by Ramori Funes Mori in the Merseyside Derby and suffered a ‘serious’ ankle injury, but Klopp suggests stranger things have happened and players can recover faster than expected.
“It’s an injury, it’s serious but we will try everything, everything,” Klopp said, reported in the Echo.
“The season is not over without taking any risk for the player, that’s how it is.
“I am long enough in this to know we are all different, all individuals so we don’t have to make any general thing.
“We only have to work with him and see what will happen. It is the same with Emre Can.
“We are all individuals. A long time ago I had an ACL and I played after four months. No-one could believe it worked but I never had a problem.
“Why should we say now the season is over when we still believe there can be a few games?”
Can was injured in the 4-3 thriller against Borussia Dortmund, but was similarly rated as unlikely to feature again – another crying shame considering his outstanding form over the past couple of months.
Hopefully for Liverpool’s sake we will see the pair again this term, but in Origi’s case especially, having seem him leave on a stretcher on Wednesday – this doesn’t look likely.
It’s now up to the rest of the squad to fill their absence and finish the season on a high – hopefully with Europa League triumph.