Jurgen Klopp has said Milner’s injury “doesn’t look good” in the aftermath of our 4-0 win over Barcelona tonight.
Milner, who started the game at left-back, was replaced by Alberto Moreno just before half-time. He went straight down the tunnel for treatment.
When asked about the injury in his post-match press conference, he said we’d have to wait for a scan before knowing the full extent of the problem:
“It doesn’t look too good. He needs a scan and then we will know more,” said the boss.
Klopp on Milner: ‘it doesn’t look too good. He needs a scan and then we will know more.’
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) August 6, 2016
Given Milner started the game, it seems likely that Klopp was planning to play him in defence next weekend against the Gunners – but it now looks like Moreno will start there instead.
In fairness to the Spaniard, he didn’t have a bad game once he came on, though he did give the ball away a few times.
We might yet see a new left-back arrive before the close of the transfer window in a couple of weeks.